Wisconsin’s Lt. Governor responds to the governor’s cool support of her campaign for the state’s top job.
Governor Jim Doyle had commented on his longtime Lt. Governor’s race to succeed him. Wednesday, Doyle was asked about Barbara Lawton’s bid for governor, and his response wasn’t exactly a ringing endorsement.
“Look … I really have worked hard to try to stay out of this. I think there are going to be other candidates that will get in. I think she’s been quite visible as lieutenant governor. She’s worked hard on the arts and a number of other projects and she’ll put those credentials against whoever’s in the race.”
Should the Governor get behind the Lt. Governor? Lawton is cautious with her response.
Lawton says her record speaks for itself.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s name gets tossed around a lot as a potential candidate, although he has not given any indication that he wants to throw his hat in the race. What does Lawton think of that possibility?
Some folks in the Democratic party are holding out for more candidates, in hopes of having a good primary competition. Lawton’s comfortable with that. “The more the merrier.”