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Former Dane Co. Executive Announces She's Running Against WI Governor

Kathleen Falk wants to remove Gov. Scott Walker from office if a special recall election is held.

Kathleen Falk, a former Dane County executive, is planning a run against Gov. Scott Walker if a special recall election moves forward against the embattled Republican.

Falk made the announcement in an e-mail to supporters where she told them “The people of Wisconsin have done a brave thing: demanded change. And together we will continue to make history,” according to WisPolitics.com.

Democrats on Tuesday – that still have to be verified by the Government Accountability Board – in their attempts to force a special recall election against Walker. Walker’s been under fire since February 2011 when he introduced legislation that would limit collective bargaining for public employee unions.

“My choices as your governor will be different than Scott Walker's,” Falk’s campaign website states. “I know Wisconsin is a place where we can have good paying jobs, a clean environment, successful schools and affordable health care. We can have workers and management talking and working together to solve tough problems.”

Falk was the first Democrat to formally announce her campaign against Walker, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.  

The Friends of Scott Walker communications director, Ciara Matthews, issued the following statement about Falk’s announcement in a news release:

"Kathleen Falk's announcement today comes as no surprise, as we have long anticipated she would be the nominee hand-picked by big-government, public employee union bosses. Falk has already lost two statewide elections, failing to earn the trust of Wisconsin voters. Governor Walker's record of success and progress will stand in stark contrast to Falk’s intent to take Wisconsin back to the days of record job loss, massive deficits, and double digit tax increases. Falk's record as Dane County executive falls in lockstep with a Madison liberal ideology that is far outside the mainstream of the majority of Wisconsinites." 

Keith Schmitz January 20, 2012 at 03:05 AM
The Shorewood Patch is kind of become a lint catcher for wingers.
James R Hoffa January 20, 2012 at 04:33 AM
@Bren - You're one to talk - you're constantly talking about the Koch Brothers and other lefty concepts in a vast majority of your original postings, coming straight from the left-wing talking points inventory, so you get a big check mark yourself! Then you complain about Fox News and conservative talk radio, despite the FACT that the left has far more television outlets such as ABC, CBS, NBC, MS-NBC, CNN, HLN, Comedy Central, Current TV, RT, etc. Yet you never once complain about the accuracy of the information being reported by any of those networks, do you Bren? Ah yes, Bren the big time leftist DEMOCRAT, what would we here on Patch do without your massive hypocrisy?
Bob McBride January 20, 2012 at 04:58 AM
Pouting becomes you.
country boy January 20, 2012 at 12:35 PM
KS, Left wingers lint, sticky, icky. and has an odor of the "Union Made" label about its' presence. As GH stated the liberal overreach had come to a head and the silent majority put Walker in to stop the greedy union bosses from sucking us dry. Your side has been sniffling since Feb. for the status of "I had and I want back what the unions got for me" syndrome. Go Walker!
mau January 20, 2012 at 06:23 PM
@Bren, look who's calling the kettle black. @JRH, well said. Difference is what Bren says is much more hateful than what cb says.

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