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Wisconsin Democratic Candidates Promise Medicaid Expansion

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Milwaukee businessman and entrepreneur Andy Gronik tells The Associated Press he plans to run for Wisconsin governor in 2018. Gronik plans to officially launch his candidacy Tuesday in what could be a crowded Democratic primary. (Scott Bauer/AP)

Monday, 09 October 2017 03:03 PM

The crowded field of Wisconsin Democrats running for governor promised to take federal Medicaid expansion dollars if they defeat Republican Gov. Scott Walker next year.

The comments played well with the audience the candidates were addressing Monday because they were speaking to the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans. Walker has repeatedly rejected Medicaid expansion dollars.

The gathering at Milwaukee's Italian Community Center marked the first time the Democratic gubernatorial candidates spoke at the same forum.

At least 18 candidates have declared an intention to run or are considering it and nearly a dozen were at the event, including Wisconsin schools chief Tony Evers, businessman Andy Gronik and former state Democratic Party Chair Matt Flynn. Flynn plans to formally announce Tuesday.

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At least 18 candidates have declared an intention to run for governor in Wisconsin. and many promised to take federal Medicaid expansion dollars if they defeat Republican Gov. Scott Walker next year.
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