Milwaukee Mayor and former Congressman Tom Barrett (D), who has already run three times for Governor, a couple of weeks ago said he was contemplating entering the very large field of Democratic candidates who are vying for the right to challenge Gov. Scott Walker (R). Yesterday, Mayor Barrett announced his decision not to run statewide this year.
In the Democratic primary are 17 individuals who have announced their candidacies for the August 14th primary. The early leader appears to be state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers, who has built small leads in several released statewide surveys. The general election, featuring Gov. Walker running for a third term, promises to yield another close finish.
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