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Wedge Issues: Kelda Roys says Wisconsin is ready for a 'new generation' of leaders

Wedge Issues: Kelda Roys says Wisconsin is ready for a 'new generation' of leaders

From the A last-minute roundup of Wedge Issues podcasts before Tuesday's primary series

Kelda Roys earned national headlines in March for a video her campaign released highlighting her role as a former state legislator and a mother — a video that, at one point, showed her breastfeeding her baby while talking about legislation she worked on in the state Capitol. 

Roys, a Madison Democrat and the CEO and founder of real estate tech company OpenHomes, is one of nine major candidates vying for the chance to challenge Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November. Cap Times political reporter Jessie Opoien sat down with her recently to talk about her campaign. 

Listen to this episode of Wedge Issues to hear why the 38-year-old candidate thinks Wisconsin is ready for "a new generation" of leaders, what she would do as governor, and to learn about the time musician Robbie Fulks wrote a song about her. 

You can read Jessie's previous coverage of Roys' campaign here: 

Next week, we'll talk with Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, another Democratic  candidate for governor.

Subscribe to Wedge Issues on iTunes, Stitcher, or anywhere else you find podcasts. The RSS feed is here.

Be sure to check out other Cap Times podcasts, including The Corner Table, The Cost of Opportunity and Cap Times Talks

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Jessie Opoien is the Capital Times' opinion editor. She joined the Cap Times in 2013, covering state government and politics for the bulk of her time as a reporter. She has also covered music, culture and education in Madison and Oshkosh.

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