2014 Candidate Considering Another Run Against Walker

State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D) is gauging support for a bid.

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Zach C. Cohen
June 10, 2016, 11:08 a.m.

State Sen. Kath­leen Vine­hout (D), “who moun­ted a brief run for gov­ernor in 2014, spent much of last week­end’s Demo­crat­ic Party of Wis­con­sin con­ven­tion chat­ting up del­eg­ates, ask­ing if they thought she should run again in 2018. … Vine­hout said it’s too early to say if she’ll join the race. She’ll de­cide in early 2017. … Vine­hout’s 2014 bid ended pre­ma­turely when she sus­tained ser­i­ous in­jur­ies in a car ac­ci­dent, caus­ing her to bow out.”

Vine­hout: “Pretty un­an­im­ously around here, they want me to run.”

“Her pop­u­list tone and elect­or­al suc­cess in her West­ern Wis­con­sin dis­trict have caused some Demo­crats to view Vine­hout as a can­did­ate who can com­pete in areas out­side of Madis­on and Mil­wau­kee — much of which is swing ter­rit­ory in a statewide elec­tion.”

Gov. Scott Walk­er (R) “has hin­ted he’s lean­ing to­ward seek­ing a third term in 2018.” (Jack­son County Chron­icle)


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