- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Latest on Democrat Matt Flynn launching his gubernatorial campaign (all times local):

11 a.m.

Former Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Matt Flynn says he’s running for governor because the progressive traditions of Wisconsin are being “obliterated” by Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

Flynn says in a campaign launch video Tuesday that President Donald Trump has corrupted the government and is dividing the country, while Walker is controlled by corporate donors. He also says Walker was “taken to the cleaners” on the $3 billion incentive package for electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group.

Flynn is one of eight Democrats who have launched campaigns to challenge Walker, and several others are still considering getting in.

The 70-year-old Flynn is a retired partner with the Quarles and Brady law firm. He previously ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate in 1986 and 1988 and for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1978 and 2004.

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6:29 a.m.

Former Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Matt Flynn is launching his candidacy for governor.

Flynn planned a pair of news conferences Tuesday as he becomes the eighth Democrat to officially say they are running against Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Numerous other Democrats are still considering getting in.

Flynn appeared with a number of Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls at a forum Monday in Milwaukee. He planned stops to talk about his candidacy on Tuesday in Glendale and Madison.

The 70-year-old Flynn is a retired partner with the Quarles and Brady law firm. He previously ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate in 1986 and 1988 and for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1978 and 2004.

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