Kind Not Ruling Out Walker Challenge

The Democratic congressman could also seek reelection.

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Zach C. Cohen
Feb. 17, 2017, 10:35 a.m.

Rep. Ron Kind (D-03) “says he is not rul­ing out a run for gov­ernor in 2018. … On Thursday, the Con­gress­man said the state needs new lead­er­ship after six years of” Gov. Scott Walk­er (R), “and he hasn’t de­cided yet if he will run.”

Kind: “I’ve been troubled, as many people have throughout the state, in re­gards to the dir­ec­tion of where we’ve gone as a state, the un­ne­ces­sary di­vi­sion, pit­ting people against each oth­er, di­vid­ing fam­il­ies. … We de­serve bet­ter lead­er­ship, but no de­cision’s been made on my be­half.” (WPR)

“Kind has flir­ted with statewide of­fice be­fore, but the Demo­crat might have more in­cent­ive than ever to fi­nally take the leap since Trump car­ried his dis­trict, which Pres­id­ent Obama had won twice, by 4 points. Still, with … Walk­er ex­pec­ted to seek a third term, Kind could still see reelec­tion as his bet­ter op­tion.” (Na­tion­al Journ­al)


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