"We can do better" — that's the message from Mark Green as voters get ready to head to the polls Tuesday. One more swing around the state for Governor Jim Doyle's Republican opponent , who promises an end to questionable activities, should voters send him to Madison. "No governor should be soliciting money from casinos while they're negotiating compacts, no governor should be soliciting money from businesses while they're competing for state business, no governor should allow his agency leaders to solicit campaign funds," says Green, who pledges to restore the public's faith in the office of the governor, which he says has never been held in lower esteem than it is right now.
Depending on what polls are looked at, Green either trails Doyle, or is in a virtual dead heat. "Basically, the pattern of the polls says the race is close," Green notes. "I think that's accurate.
Green said negative ads targeting him on behalf of the Doyle campaign began in February, the earliest ever in a campaign for Wisconsin governor.