On August 14, 2018, Wisconsin holds its primaries for partisan elected office. The Democratic field seeking to replace two-term incumbent Scott Walker now numbers 13 declared and 3 filed candidates, bringing the total to 16. Candidates include: Michele Doolan, Tony Evers, Matt Flynn, Andy Gronik, Bob Harlow, Dave Heaster, Mike McCabe, Mahlon Mitchell, Kelda Roys, Jeff Rumbaugh, Paul Soglin, Kathleen Vinehout, Dana Wachs, Jared Landry, Andrew Lust and Ramona Whiteaker.
That’s the largest number of gubernatorial hopefuls in one primary since at least the 1950s. Joining us now Eight O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing by phone is Democratic Party of Wisconsin strategist Joe Zemecki.