“There’s too many!”: Convention goers can’t even list the candidates
June 4, 2018
[Madison, WI] — Democrats running for governor were running out of time on Friday. While all the candidates were given five minutes to make their case to voters, multiple candidates had their mics cut off mid-speech. On top of that, when asked to name the candidates running for governor convention attendees struggled to list off names in the far-left field. It seems that their endless attacks on Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Comeback aren’t enough to help them differentiate from the others.
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10 candidates running for governor take the stage at DPW State Convention
Fox 6 News
June 1, 2018
OSHKOSH — State Democrats are meeting for the 2018 State Convention in Oshkosh this weekend, including all of the candidates running for governor. Ten candidates took to the stage Friday, June 1.
With such a large field vying to win the party’s nomination for governor, candidates were held to a hard five-minute rule. The majority got cut off as party insiders try to pick a front-runner.
While the convention’s official theme is “Believe in Wisconsin,” for the candidates for governor — it quickly became cut off microphones. The State Democratic Party stuck to a hard rule of five minutes for each candidate.
Down the street, Republicans are pouncing on the large field.
“When you have that many candidates you obviously got a party that has countless factions,” said Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch.
Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch says the large Democratic primary field is an advantage for Republicans.
“I don’t know how they come out of that convention galvanized behind one candidate,” Kleefisch said. “You got ten people going around the state talking about Democratic values. It spreads our message.”
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