Though he has yet to announce his political plans for next year, two-term Governor and former presidential candidate Scott Walker (R) is a sure bet to run again. Yesterday, he may have drawn his first significant Democratic opponent, but not one who is likely to make a particularly viable challenge. State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D), while saying she has not fully decided to run for Governor, has opened a statewide campaign committee. Sen. Vinehout, who was first elected to the legislature in 2006, ran for Governor in the 2012 re-call election but could secure only 4% support in the Democratic primary. Madison Mayor Paul Soglin (D) is also expected to join this race. Gov. Walker will be favored to win a third term.
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