WI-Sen candidate discussing how, other than a 2008 trip to Oshkosh to campaign for Hillary in the Democratic primary, his first time in the state was when he and his dad traveled to Milwaukee to discuss buying the Bucks from Sen. Herb Kohl (the sale was in 2014).
The last decade has not been kind to the Democratic bench in Wisconsin. No new members of Congress since 2012. Gov. Evers, Lt. Gov. Barnes, AG Kaul all just halfway through their first terms and up for re-election in 2022. A legislative caucus mired deep in the minority.
Lasry’s company in the primary includes Outagamie County Exec. Tom Nelson, a former Bernie Sanders delegate/state assembly majority leader who heads a Trump +10 county anchored by Appleton. Subscribers met him in last week’s issue. insideelections.com/news/article/c…
State treasurer Sarah Godlewski, who was elected statewide in 2018, is also likely to join the field but hasn’t officially announced. We interviewed her a few weeks back. insideelections.com/news/article/c…

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It's here!

Today's issue includes a 6,700-word look at all 38 states holding gubernatorial elections over the next two years: which states the parties are targetting, which incumbents are most vulnerable, who's planning on running, and much more!

In ARIZONA, in addition to the usual suspects (HOBBS, STANTON, GALLEGOx2), a notable name being discussed by Democrats is MARCO LÓPEZ, the former Nogales mayor/Obama official who is now a senior adviser to billionaire Carlos Slim and is considering a run.
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