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2018 Governor's Race
Poll Conducted On Aug. 15, 16, After Partisan Primary
August 17, 2018
The first poll conducted after this week’s gubernatorial primaries shows Democrat Tony Evers leading Republican Gov. Scott Walker by five points.
New Poll Shows Democrat Tony Evers 5 Points Ahead Of Walker In General Election
Nearly 100K More People Voted In The Democratic Primary For Governor
August 15, 2018
Wisconsin's Republican primary for U.S. Senate generated millions in campaign spending, but the Democratic primary for governor generated more votes.
Turnout Favors Democrats In Wisconsin's Primaries
Schools Head Now Pivots To Take On Republican Scott Walker In November General
August 14, 2018
Wisconsin state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers will be the Democratic candidate for governor, facing Republican incumbent Gov. Scott Walker on...
Tony Evers Triumphs Over Crowded Democratic Field In Governor Primary
Candidates Discuss Walker, Each Other, Who They'd Vote For If Not On Ballot
August 08, 2018
Seven of the eight Democrats running for governor got asked a little bit of everything in a fast-paced debate Wednesday night.
Democrats Make Closing Arguments In Lively Gubernatorial Debate
Gov. Scott Walker Outpaces Entire Democratic Field In Fundraising
August 07, 2018
The fundraising chase in the campaign for governor produced two clear trends in July.
Kelda Roys Leads Democrats In Latest Fundraising Reports
Candidates Discuss Transportation, Economic Development
August 03, 2018
The eight Democrats vying to win the August primary were vocal about their intentions to strengthen local governments.
Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Weigh In On State Funding For Local Governments
Walker-Backed Proposal Would Offer 'Foxconn Style' Deal To Consumer Products Company
July 30, 2018
Seven Democratic candidates for governor are split on a package aimed at keeping two manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin.
Democrats Running For Governor Split On $100M Kimberly-Clark Tax Incentives
High Number Of Undecided Voters Could Swing Both Races
July 18, 2018
Tony Evers remained atop the Democratic primary field for governor in the latest Marquette University Law School poll.
Poll: Evers' Lead Widening In Democratic Governor's Primary, Vukmir Nudging Ahead In GOP Senate Race
Gov. Scott Walker Far Outpaced His Democratic Rivals
July 17, 2018
The eight Democrats running for governor raised money at a clip that lagged well behind Gov. Scott Walker in the first half of 2018.
Democratic Donations Split In Crowded Primary For Governor
8 Candidates Appeared In Debate At UW-Milwaukee
July 12, 2018
The eight remaining Democratic gubernatorial candidates debated Thursday night at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the primary's first broadcast debate.
Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Face Off In First Broadcast Debate
Crowded Democratic Field Has Let Walker Run His 2018 Race On His Terms
June 01, 2018
As Gov. Scott Walker seeks his third term as governor, he's keeping his campaign upbeat and relaxed, while Democrats try to unseat him.
As Democrats Line Up Against Him, Walker Takes Upbeat Approach
Vinehout Has Drawn Ire From Some Democrats For Stance On Gun Control
June 14, 2018
State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout is a "policy wonk" and wants to bring her skills as a legislator and number cruncher to the governor's office.
Democratic Sen. Kathleen Vinehout Hopes To Take Policy Chops To Governor's Office
From '60s Radical To Longtime Mayor, Soglin Seeks Wisconsin Governor's Office
June 13, 2018
In a political career that's spanned five decades in Madison, Paul Soglin has gone from a staunch antiwar protestor and young, liberal city council member to a...
Paul Soglin Takes Madison Legacy Statewide After 50-Year Career In City Politics
Former Lawmaker Says She'll Turn Out Party's Progressive Base
June 12, 2018
Democrat Kelda Roys is bringing her family along on her bid to oust Gov. Scott Walker and be Wisconsin governor.
Kelda Roys Puts Family Front And Center In Democratic Bid For Governor
On June 1, Pade Became 10th Democratic Candidate For Governor In 2018 Primary
June 11, 2018
Josh Pade says his campaign plans include traveling the state on what he calls a "Wisconsin Idea" listening tour.
Josh Pade Faces Uphill Climb In Historically Large Democratic Field For Governor
Madison Firefighter Hopes To Harness Union Power To Oust Walker
June 08, 2018
Mahlon Mitchell's political career began during the 2011 Act 10 protests. Now, the firefighter hopes to use union power to oust Gov. Scott Walker.
Democrat Mahlon Mitchell's Political Career Forged In Fire Of Act 10 Protests
Activist's Independent Streak Has Inspired And Frustrated In Democratic Primary
June 07, 2018
Political activist Mike McCabe said he wants give voters a choice that isn't "the lesser of two evils" in this year's governor's race.
Democrat Mike McCabe Runs 'People Powered' Campaign In Bid For Governor's Office
After 4 Runs For Office, Flynn Says This Could Be His Year
June 05, 2018
Matt Flynn has been part of Democratic politics in Wisconsin for 40 years. But he's never won in his four runs for public office.
Longtime Democrat Matt Flynn Reintroducing Himself In 2018
Some Question Superintendent's Ability To Be Tough In Campaign Against Walker
June 04, 2018
Some criticize State schools superintendent Tony Evers for being a more laid back politician — but he says, "shouting does not translate into leadership."
Early Democratic Frontrunner Tony Evers Embraces Laid Back Identity In Governor's Race
4 Candidates Sidestep Two-Party System, 1 Republican Attempts To Challenge Walker
June 18, 2018
There are three third-party candidates and one independent candidate who will be on the ballot for governor in Wisconsin this November. In addition, a...
Long-Shot Candidates Line Up For 2018 Gubernatorial Election
Candidate's Career In 'Asset-Based Lending' Formed His Political Foundation
June 06, 2018
Andy Gronik dropped out of the race Thursday, June 21, 2018.
Democrat Andy Gronik Navigates Path From Business To Politics In Run For Governor
Trial Attorney Has Taken Heat For Memo On 'Madison Liberals,' 'Milwaukee Elite'
June 15, 2018
Dana Wachs dropped out of the race Friday, June 22, 2018.
Wachs Says He’ll Fight For 'Regular Folks' In Democratic Bid For Governor