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Democrat Burke announces gubernatorial run

Walker says a Democratic governor would take the state backward

6:57 AM, Oct. 8, 2013
Democrat Mary Burke, a first-term school board member, former commerce secretary and Trek Bicycle executive, speaks Monday about her candidacy for governor at a news conference at the Doyle Administration Building in Madison.
Democrat Mary Burke, a first-term school board member, former commerce secretary and Trek Bicycle executive, speaks Monday about her candidacy for governor at a news conference at the Doyle Administration Building in Madison.
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It feels like campaign season in Wisconsin.

Former Trek Bicycle executive Mary Burke officially announced Monday that she would run for Wisconsin governor, giving Democrats a candidate with the business credentials and personal wealth many believe is needed to successfully challenge Republican Scott Walker.

The Harvard-educated businesswoman worked for Trek, a company her father founded in 1976, in a variety of capacities, including as its director of European operations, helping to start and oversee companies in seven countries. She said she was running for governor because ...

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