A new Democratic Party chair, Scott Walker's conservative allies, a troubling ranking for Wisconsin, and unexpected places to have a few drinks.

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  • WisPolitics also took a straw poll at the convention for Dems choice of the next presidential candidate (Hillary Clinton topped the list with Bernie Sanders not far behind), and next Democratic candidate for governor (Kathleen Vinehout came in first, ahead of Jennifer Schilling, Ron Kind and Peter Barca).
  • The New York Times examines Gov. Walker’s conservative allies in Wisconsin.