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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.

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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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