Slate of Democratic Walker challengers speak at first candidates’ forum

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With almost all 10 of the Democratic candidates running for governor attending the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans’ annual Power Lunch Monday, Urban Milwaukee provides a rundown of what each contender had to say.

Former Rep. Dave Obey endorses Dana Wachs for governor

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State Rep. Dana Wachs has picked up the endorsement of a prominent Democratic Party figure in his run for governor. Former northern Wisconsin Congressman Dave Obey said Friday he believed Wachs (D-Eau Claire) has the best chance of beating Gov. Walker in a crowded Democratic field of candidates. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Wachs and Vinehout vie for ‘purple’ part of state in Democratic primary

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Western Wisconsinites have longed for a governor from their region, and this year two candidates from western Wisconsin – Dana Wachs and Kathleen Vinehout – have announced bids to run against Gov. Walker next year. Unfortunately, a state politics expert believes that dilutes the odds of getting a governor from one of the state’s “purple” regions. > Wisconsin Public Radio

The early line on Dem guv candidates

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With more than a dozen Democrats announced or considering a run for the party’s nomination for governor against Scott Walker, let’s unapologetically do some horse race speculation. Here’s Dave Cieslewicz’s take on the eight candidates who seem to have the best chance of getting the nomination next August. > Isthmus

A primer on 2018’s candidates for governor

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The Badger Herald runs down all the contenders who have declared a run so far for governor in 2018. To date, there is one Republican challenger and six Democrats, dictating a summer primary before the November election.

Here’s where the Democratic candidates for governor stand on Foxconn deal

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The Foxconn deal is a plan Gov. Scott Walker has called “transformative.” But Walker’s Democratic challengers in the upcoming election aren’t sold. Here’s what Milwaukee businessman Andy Gronick, state Rep. Dana Sachs and Schools Superintendent Tony Evers have said about the deal. > Channel 3000

On Foxconn, Walker challenger Wachs understands what Governor does not

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State Rep. Dana Wachs (D-Eau Claire), who has announced he will challenge Walker next year, had to make an important decision when the Assembly voted last week on the Foxconn incentives package. There were three ways Wachs could go, and he chose the bold option. > Cap Times