In a startling reversal, Mayor Paul Soglin will now seek another four-year term, dramatically shaking up the city elections early next year. During his ultimately unsuccessful campaign for governor this summer, Soglin announced he would not seek re-election. “I made a miscalculation in July,” he said in an interview published Friday. > Wisconsin State Journal
For voters still making up their mind — particularly in the Democratic gubernatorial primary — here’s a round-up of interviews with candidates and strategists. > Cap Times
Conservative Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Christian Schneider posits that Tony Evers is the candidate Scott Walker most wants to face in November, and suggests Kelda Roys is the candidate he’d be least prepared for. Is he right? > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Public Radio concluded its interview series Thursday with the eight candidates in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. You can listen to each interview or read the transcripts here.
Twice before, Democratic candidates have sought to unseat Walker by essentially calling for a return to more bipartisan times. In both the recall election and in his 2012 re-election run, Walker’s bitter politics won. Does that mean it’ll take a more aggressive approach for the Democrats to turn things around? > The Progressive
The Capital Times has collected all of the op/eds it has run from statewide candidates running in Tuesday’s primary, as well as its editorials, endorsements and other Cap Times commentary about the Aug. 14 election. Find all the clickable links here.
With just under a week left before the primary election, seven of the eight Democratic governor candidates made their case to voters Wednesday at a Madison forum. Although they stuck together in their focus against Walker almost throughout the evening, the conclusion drew strong words against Tony Evers from Matt Flynn. > Cap Times