3 Democrats look to make history in Wisconsin governor race

Every governor in WI history has been a white man
Posted at 8:19 AM, Jun 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-18 10:03:58-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Only white men have served as governor in Wisconsin. It's a track record that three Democrats are looking to shatter this year.

Two women, Kelda Roys and Kathleen Vinehout, and one black man, Mahlon Mitchell, could make history if they win the primary and defeat Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

The other seven Democratic candidates are white men, just like every other governor in Wisconsin history.

Wisconsin is one of 28 states where at least one woman is expected to run for governor. Mitchell is one of at least eight black candidates running for governor nationwide.

Also, if Leah Vukmir wins the Republican primary, she would face Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin, marking the first time two women from the major parties have squared off for U.S. Senate.