Lt. Gov. Barb Lawton drops out of the governor’s race, citing “very personal reasons.” Lawton wrote in an e-mail to supporters and posted on her website that her “deep commitment to our state is second only to my commitment to my family.”
Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan comments on Lawton’s announcement.
Sheridan’s name had come up in the past as a potential candidate for governor. Does Lawton’s decision change Sheridan’s thoughts on a possible bid now?
Does there seem to be a lack of interest among Democrats in running for the state’s top job … or are all the potential candidates just waiting for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to make up his mind about a run for the state’s top job?