What I feared he most with the Mary Burke potential candidacy floating around is happening!
Two Democrats who've expressed an interest in running for Governor say they might stay out of the race if former Trek Bicycle Executive Mary Burke gets in.
Burke has not talked publicly about running for Governor, but it surfaced last month that someone was conducting polling on her behalf. State Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma), who ran for Governor in last year's recall, says she's seriously considering running again in 2014. But Vinehout says she might not run if Burke does.
As I pointed out recently, I think that the Democratic party needs a primary with a full slate of candidates! The strategy of the party though is to hold off as long as possible before we have a candidate.
One thing that was lost in the WPR story is this:
Vinehout says Burke reached out to talk to her. She says Burke's ability to potentially self-finance a campaign would be a factor.
Burke has not talked to anyone but is making the inner circles trying to dissuade other people from running?
The one thing I know for certain is that if the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, anoints a candidate, and does not let the people decide(ignore the base at everyone's peril).....I can tell you who our next Governor will be!