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Newly announced governor candidate Kathleen Vinehout spoke to a crowd of about 60 at the River Falls Public Library Sunday afternoon. Vinehout said progressive Republican Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette, Wisconsin's governor from 1901 to 1906, actually proposed recall-election legislation for state offices. Vinehout is hoping to be the Democratic candidate to oppose Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Phil Pfuehler photo

Vinehout enters governor-recall race, speaks in River Falls

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Saying she has the right mix of life experience and experience in state government, Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, has announced she will run for governor in the anticipated recall election.


Vinehout, 53, whose district now encompasses most of Pierce County, has represented District 31 in the Wisconsin Senate since January 2007.

As part of her governor-race announcement strategy, she attended a meet-the-candidates event Sunday afternoon in River Falls.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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