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8 Democratic candidates for governor gather for debate

TONY EVERS MATT FLYNN MIKE MCCABE MAHLON MITCHELL JOSH PADE KELDA ROYS PAUL SOGLIN KATHLEEN VINEHOUT Dem candidates.jpg
TONY EVERS MATT FLYNN MIKE MCCABE MAHLON MITCHELL JOSH PADE KELDA ROYS PAUL SOGLIN KATHLEEN VINEHOUT

MILWAUKEE - The eight Democratic candidates for governor are about to share a stage for their first broadcast debate ahead of the Aug. 14 primary.

The hourlong event Thursday night in Milwaukee comes as the candidates enter the final month of campaigning. The winner of the primary will advance to face Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

The debate is 90 minutes, with the first hour broadcast live in WTMJ-TV and WUWM-FM in Milwaukee and simulcast on WGBA-TV in Green Bay. The last 30 minutes will air live on WUWM radio and stream on wuwm.com, tmj4.com, nbc26.cm, WisPolitics.com and jsonline.com.

The candidates are state Superintendent Tony Evers; state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout; Madison Mayor Paul Soglin; state firefighters president Mahlon Mitchell; former state Rep. Kelda Roys; former state party chairman Matt Flynn; political activist Mike McCabe; and corporate attorney Josh Pade.

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