Democrat Dana Wachs drops out of race for governor

Dem state Rep. Dana Wachs today dropped out of the guv race, saying he will now back state Superintendent Tony Evers in the crowded field for the party’s nomination.

Wachs is the second Dem candidate to drop out this week, reducing the field to eight contenders to face Gov. Scott Walker. Much like Milwaukee businessman Andy Gronik, who dropped his bid Thursday, Wachs, D-Eau Claire, had pumped personal money into this campaign, but struggled to break through with voters.

In this week’s Marquette University Law School Poll, Wachs was at just 2 percent for the Dem guv nomination. Evers led the pack at 25 percent with no one else in double digits.

See the release:

Wachs campaign: Endorses Tony Evers for governor, encourages unity to defeat Scott Walker

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