At a stop in Neillsville Thursday, U.S. Representative Ron Kind wasn’t ready to rule himself out as a potential gubernatorial candidate in 2012, should Governor Scott Walker face a recall election. “I’ve always had an interest in running for governor,” said Kind. “We’ll wait and see how things develop down the road.” Kind had seriously considered running for Governor in 2010.
Kind weighed in on the tumult that’s gripped the state in the past few months over Governor Scott Walker’s attempts to restrict the ability of public employees to collectively bargain. “You know it’s heartbreaking seeing how bitterly divided our state has become,” Kind said. “I think the governor did overreach. He got all the budget concessions that he was asking for, and instead of declaring victory he had to take that next step and basically tell a whole group of people, our public employees in this state, that no longer are they going to be allowed a seat at the table.”