Monday, October 7, 2013

Burke To Challenge Republican Governor Walker In Wisconsin

Mary Burke

Former Trek executive and Dane School Board member to challenge Walker.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 7, 2013

Madison, WI - On Sunday, a YouTube video was posted announcing that Mary Burke, the former Trek Bicycle Company executive and Commerce Secretary, including a first term Madison School Board member is seeking the Democratic nomination for Wisconsin Governor. If successful, Burke as a Democrat will challenge Republican Governor Scott Walker.
The YouTube video is aimed at explaining why she is running for governor.
Democrats believe she is a front runner for the Democratic bid for governor. But, Republicans are criticizing Burke for being part of a team that created a $3.6 billion deficit that Governor Walker fixed, according to Joe Fadness, executive director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. 
"Wisconsin needs a governor who will work every day to make sure our state is a place of opportunity for everyone, not a stepping stone to higher office or a haven for special interest giveaways," according to Michael J. Tate, Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Tate has yet to endorse a Democratic candidate. 

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