A novel format will give regional residents an opportunity to interact with Wisconsin’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates at an upcoming forum in Eau Claire. While a traditional debate with a crowded field gives each candidate only a few minutes to speak, four groups have devised a format they believe will get around that problem. The event, “Interview Wisconsin’s Next Governor,” is scheduled from 1 to 3:10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in Room 103 at Chippewa Valley
Six Democrats took the stage Saturday morning in Eau Claire for what in effect was a giant job interview. The job they seek now belongs to Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who they all agreed needs to be replaced. One by one, the candidates took turns making the case for why they are the best person for the top job in Wisconsin government, as about 200 people listened intently during a gubernatorial candidate forum at the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre. The event was sponsored by liberal
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn vowed Friday at a campaign stop in Eau Claire to undo several of Gov. Scott Walker’s signature policies if he can emerge from a crowded field of Democrats and topple the two-term governor. Flynn, a former state Democratic Party chairman and one of 17 Democrats seeking to challenge Walker in the Nov. 6 election, told a group of about 15 local residents that he would seek to reverse what he called the wage-killing policies of the Walker
Polk County attorney Margaret Engebretson plans to formally announce on Monday her candidacy for Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wausau. Engebretson, 46, who is running as a Democrat, is an attorney in Balsam Lake, a 24-year military veteran and a former union worker. The 7th District covers much of northwestern Wisconsin. “I’m running because of my deep love, gratefulness and sense of obligation and duty to my country,
At least nine candidates for Wisconsin governor are scheduled to attend a forum Saturday, Feb. 24, in Eau Claire. The candidate forum offers an unusual format in which members of the public will get the opportunity to interview candidates on topics such as education, the environment, health care and the economy. The event is from 1 to 3 p.m. in Room 103 at Chippewa Valley Technical College, 620 W. Clairemont Ave. The nine Democrats organizers say are committed to attend are: state Rep. Dana
Farmer and business owner Rob Grover, 32, has announced his candidacy for the 92nd Assembly District seat held by Rep. Treig Pronschinske, R-Mondovi. Grover, a fifth-generation farmer on the land near Galesville his family has owned since 1852, vowed to make rural economic development a top priority. He also is an owner and creator of Winghaven Pizza Farm. While his campaign announcement news release doesn’t mention party affiliation, Grover confirmed he is running as a Democrat.