Former Wisconsin commerce secretary Mary Burke D-WI, has announced her bid to unseat Gov. Scott Walker (R), releasing a video that emphasizes job creation. Burke says in her announcement video:
Just like Washington, our state Capitol has become so focused on politics and winning the next political fight, it’s pulling our state apart and our economy down. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Burke is a former executive at Trek, which is a bicycle company her father founded. Many have said that her business background and personal fortune will make her a formidable candidate to challenge Gov. Scott Walker. However, despite enthusiasm in Democratic circles who are hoping to unseat Walker, in reality this target will be a heavy lift.
Not only did Walker survive a 2012 attempt to recall him from office, but he won with a larger margin of the vote than in his 2010 election. People’s Pundit Daily considers Walker a potential 2016 dark horse presidential candidate, with early polling showing he is cruising to reelection in 2014.
“Under Governor Walker’s leadership, Wisconsin has balanced a $3.6 billion deficit, cut income taxes, and we’ve seen our best two-year job growth in a decade under any governor,” Walker’s campaign said in a statement. “We’re confident that voters want to continue moving Wisconsin forward, and have no desire to return to the failed policies of the past.”