Walker challenger Vinehout proposes free tuition for tech, two-year colleges


“Expanding our skilled workforce is the surest way to grow our economy and raise wages, which are 18th lowest in the country,” said Kathleen Vinehout, one of several Democratic gubernatorial candidates seeking to unseat GOP Gov. Scott Walker. “Other states that have moved in this direction have seen enrollments increase.” > Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Dem field for governor is the most crowded in a generation


The slate of Democratic candidates for Wisconsin governor represents the most crowded statewide primary in at least a generation, with seven candidates able to make at least some case that they could win the August 2018 primary. Several additional lower-tier candidates are also running with more potential contenders mulling their options. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Evers digs rivals on Foxconn as Dems make opposing it badge of honor

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In the Democratic gubernatorial primary, opposition to Gov. Scott Walker’s $3 billion jobs deal with Foxconn is now a badge of honor. But state schools Superintendent Tony Evers says voters should be wary of Democrats who were late to the game in criticizing the deal. > Journal Sentinel


All the Democrats running for governor listed in one place


With the launch of firefighter union head Mahlon Mitchell’s campaign on Monday, the field of Wisconsin Democrats seeking to unseat Republican Gov. Scott Walker is up to 11. The Cap Times provides a rundown of them all.

Vinehout: WEDC admits it’s not following the law


Walker challenger Sen. Kathleen Vinehout writes in the Cap Times: “In saying ‘We have not been able to verify the jobs’, WEDC’s chief has confirmed what several years of audits repeatedly found: Our state has awarded hundreds of millions in tax credits and cash payments to companies twithout ever checking to see if jobs were actually created.”

Democratic governor candidates talk issues at public forum

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The La Crosse chapter of “Our Wisconsin Revolution” hosted a forum for some of the candidates hoping to win the Democratic nomination Monday night. Six candidates got a chance to introduce themselves to prospective voters and talk about a number of issues they say are facing the state right now. > News 8 La Crosse

Democrats Wachs and Vinehout aim to prove that out-state candidates can win the governorship

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Two of the serious candidates for governor in 2018 are from west-central Wisconsin, raising a key question for Democrats seeking to deny Walker a third term: Would it be an advantage or disadvantage to select a candidate from regions outside the traditional Democratic strongholds of Madison and Milwaukee? > Eau Claire Leader-Telegram