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Senator Vinehout discusses possible gubernatorial run on Capitol City Sunday


MADISON (WKOW) -- Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) makes an announcement about the Governor's race on Capitol City Sunday this weekend, but it may not be the one you're expecting.

"The thing I want to announce is that if people want to help, if they're excited about the idea of me running for Governor, they should drop my website a note and let me know," said Sen. Vinehout.

In the last 30 days, Sen. Vinehout says 375 people from across the state have volunteered to help her campaign for Governor in 2014.

"One of the things I'm doing is hiring someone to help me organize getting back to all those people and putting, again, the pieces of a grassroots campaign across the state together and looking at where we've got strength and where we need help and how all this is gonna work," said Sen. Vinehout.

While she is still finalizing her plans and hasn't made a firm decision yet, its clear Vinehout believes Democratic voters should have a choice other than Mary Burke next August.

"I think the real question is, are the people ready for something different?," said Sen. Vinehout.  "And what I'm hearing from people is that they are fed up with money in politics.  They are fed up with business as usual in politics.  They want a voice, they want to be involved." 

And Sen. Vinehout says those voters also want a candidate who isn't afraid to commit on the issues.

"I think the difference, at least from what I hear coming back from constituents and voters, has to do with the depth and the incisiveness of what answers are given to different questions," said Sen. Vinehout.

Capitol City Sunday airs at 9:00 a.m. on WKOW 27.


MADISON (WKOW) -- Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) tells 27 News she wants to see exactly how much support she would have statewide before launching a run for the Democratic nomination for Governor in 2014.

Sen. Vinehout is the featured guest on Capitol City Sunday this weekend.

Host Greg Neumann is also joined by Edgewood College Education Dean Tim Slekar and Superintendent Don Johnson of the Middleton-Cross Plains School District to talk about whether the Common Core State Standards will help raise test scores for American students.



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