Dana Wachs drops out of Democratic gubernatorial race

Yesterday Ed wrote about businessman Andy Gronik’s decision to drop out of the Democratic gubernatorial race and today comes news Democratic State Rep. has dropped out of the race as well.

Rep. Dana Wachs is the second Democratic candidate in as many days to drop out of the race to unseat Gov. Scott Walker.

Wachs’ departure comes a day after Milwaukee businessman Andy Gronik exited the race — both candidates had struggled to connect with voters despite running campaigns since last summer and registered low support among voters in a Marquette University Law School poll released this week.

In announcing his departure from the race, Wachs endorsed state schools Superintendent Tony Evers who leads the pack of eight Democrats heading into an Aug. 14 primary, according to the poll released Wednesday.

According to the Journal Sentinel report at least six of the remaining candidates (Mitchell, Roys, McCabe, Soglin, Flynn, and Pade) have indicated they intend on remaining in the race, but it will be interesting to see how long those candidates remain in the race as things start to coalesce around Tony Evers, who seems to be the frontrunner at this point based on polling.


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