2018 Gubernatorial Election

Drawing more fair election districts is just the first step for Wisconsin Democrats. The party will also need to find a way to win more conservative districts. Read more

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David Michael Miller

In April 2020, Wisconsin citizens will vote in the presidential primary and for Supreme Court. But Gov. Scott Walker is angling to separate the two elections in order to tamp down turnout for what could be trouble for his Supreme Court nominee. Read more

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How critical was Dane County turnout to the election of Tony Evers as Wisconsin's next governor? Our map details the dominance of the Democratic vote in the already blue county. Read more


Democrats ousted Gov. Scott Walker and won five statewide offices on Nov. 6. But Assembly Speaker Robin Vos insists Republicans have the mandate to govern. Read more

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Matthew Norman

The major implication of Tony Evers’ victory over Scott Walker is that the new Democratic governor will force a fair redistricting after the 2020 Census. Read more

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Matthew Norman

Democrat Tony Evers pulled off the impossible Tuesday night, toppling Gov. Scott Walker and breaking Republicans’ eight-year run of dominance over Wisconsin state government. People got pretty excited. Read more

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We must help rebuild the long-standing alliances of academics, organized labor, and farmers that made our state a national leader in creating innovative policies like workers’ compensation and social security. Read more



David Michael Miller

Toughened up by a long primary campaign, Tony Evers has rattled off one progressive policy position after another. Gov. Scott Walker, on the other hand, has a history of policy surprises. Read more



Eliot Wyatt

Education is a key issue in the Wisconsin governor’s race. Gov. Scott Walker says Supt. Tony Evers will put “union bosses” back in charge and raise taxes. Evers says schools have suffered under Walker and voters are ready for change. Read more

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Jenny Peek

NextGen America is trying to get 250,000 young people in 11 states to turn out to vote on Nov. 6. If the effort is successful, it could swing the election. Read more



David Michael Miller

Gerrymandered maps passed by Republicans ensure GOP domination of the state Legislature. An Evers win could change that in the near future. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

Tony Evers, who cruised to victory in a crowded eight-person Democratic primary for governor, believes he’s nice enough to beat Scott Walker in November. Read more


With so much attention being paid to the Democratic race for governor, it’s easy to overlook the competitive primary for lieutenant governor. Read more


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Chelsey DeQuaine

With less than a week to go before the primary election, seven of the eight Democratic gubernatorial candidates met for a forum, hoping to convince undecided voters that they’re the best person to beat Gov. Scott Walker in November. Read more



David Michael Miller

Even before the Racine plant is built, Foxconn has announced it will build outposts around the state. The timing, months before Scott Walker is up for reelection, is likely not coincidental. Read more

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Seven of the eight candidates answer questions from Isthmus, WORT 89.9 FM and The Progressive magazine at the Aug. 8 Democratic gubernatorial debate. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Two Madison Democratic lawmakers are calling on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn to drop out of the race. Could it be that the fix is in? Read more

Citizen Dave 4 Comments

“Undecided” continues to lead in the Democratic primary race for governor. And Evers isn’t sealing the deal. Read more

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Kelda Roy's campaign for governor has been killing it lately. Can the youngest candidate in the 10-way Democratic primary race hold onto the momentum? Read more

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Progressive Democrats are meeting in homes and bingo halls to discuss the governor’s race and to come up with a preferred candidate who reflects their values. The effort, smartly, also yields volunteers. Read more