Don’t panic about the congested field running against Scott Walker

There is much hand-wringing among progressives that none of the Democratic hopefuls has taken off as a consensus choice and that this state of affairs will linger. One gets why they’re discomfited by the uncertainty we’ll likely experience through July. But there is an upside — actually more than one. > Cap Times

Activists ask candidates to commit to reforming child sexual abuse laws


Two Wisconsin groups are asking political candidates to commit to reforming child sexual abuse laws this election season — and some candidates have already voiced support for changing the statute of limitations. The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests is leading the push with Women’s March Wisconsin. > AP News / Wisconsin Public Radio

Dem governor candidates face deadline to earn podium time at state convention

Democratic candidates for governor who want to speak at the state party convention on June 1 face a deadline this week to prove they have collected enough signatures to get on the primary ballot. > AP News

Dems plan quick pivot to general election to avoid being caught flat-footed in governor’s race


Seeking to minimize Gov. Scott Walker’s ability to take advantage of the jam-packed Democratic primary, strategists have devised a plan to quickly pivot from the Aug. 14 primary to the general election in November. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Democrats running for governor would seek to roll back school vouchers


Two Democratic candidates for governor have said they would immediately end the state’s four school voucher programs, while the rest of the Democratic field says they would either freeze enrollment or phase out the programs over time. > Wisconsin State Journal

‘Wisconsin knows the real Scott Walker,’ says gubernatorial challenger Wachs

In a press release Friday, state Rep. Dana Wachs, who is among the nine Democratic candidates for governor, called out Scott Walker for attempting to paint over his record of cutting schools, communities, and dividing the state across political lines. > Urban Milwaukee

Dem governor candidates float gas tax increases at transportation forum

The Democrats vying to unseat Gov. Scott Walker are generally in agreement that, if elected, they would put more money into Wisconsin’s roads. Where they differ is exactly how they’d do that. > Cap Times