6-15-18 democratic race for governor heating up

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democratic primary for governor is heating up.  Matt Flynn on Thursday accused state Superintendent Tony Evers of using a “Walker-style tactic” by proposing to lower state lawmakers’ pay equal to a first-year teacher.  Evers’ campaign manager Maggie Gau says Flynn is “hanging in the gutter” and “desperate to distract voters from his connection to the Milwaukee archdiocese child abuse scandal.”   Flynn was attorney for the archdiocese and defended it against priest abuse lawsuits.  Gau says it’s “unfortunate” that Flynn is attacking Evers over his proposal.  Evers and Flynn are among 10 Democrats running for governor. The primary is Aug. 14.