Liberal group winnows its Democratic gubernatorial picks to four candidates


A liberal group whose members include supporters of Wisconsin’s 2016 presidential primary winner, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, has winnowed its picks of Democratic gubernatorial candidates to four, based on an online vote. > Wisconsin State Journal

Commission sets order for Dem governor candidates on primary ballot

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The state Elections Commission has set the primary ballot order for the 10 Democrats running for governor. The order is important because the top spot holders will enjoy an advantage in a field so crowded voters might not read to the end of the list. > AP News

Progressive groups propose a whittling strategy to pick a nominee — and a governor


A pair of statewide groups that have built on Bernie Sanders’ 2016 energy have developed a strategy to help progressives clarify the competition for governor. Through ranked-choice voting online, the “Wisconsin’s Choice” project aims to pick a progressive candidate to endorse, with a narrowing of the field to four this week. > Cap Times

As candidates threaten boycott, debate host contemplates shifting course

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The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association is reconsidering its decision to limit an upcoming Democratic gubernatorial debate to just four of the 10 candidates after receiving criticism from multiple sides and some contenders threatening to boycott the event. > FOX 6 Milwaukee

Four Democrats to be invited to gubernatorial debate? But there are 10.


Only four of the 10 Democrats running for governor in Wisconsin will be allowed to participate in a July debate being broadcast live statewide, a move that drew sharp criticism Monday and could leave well-financed and competitive candidates waiting in the wings. > AP News

Watch: Videos of all 10 Dem governor candidates’ convention speeches

Ten Democratic candidates for governor made their cases to party supporters at the state convention last weekend. You can watch each of their speeches at FOX 11 Green Bay, including Gov. Scott Walker’s speech from the Republican state convention earlier this spring.

The huge Democratic field to challenge Walker is sign of enthusiasm, and an obstacle


The sheer size of the field running for governor is one of the clearest signs of enthusiasm for Wisconsin Democrats, but it also could be one of their most challenging obstacles in their effort to take out Gov. Scott Walker. They’re hoping the crop of 10 candidates isn’t too big to fail. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel