[Madison, WI]— Yet another high-profile Democrat is taking a pass on a run for governor. Wisconsin Radio Network reported that Congressman Mark Pocan would not run for governor in 2018. Additionally, Pocan was quick to criticize the disarray of the Democrat Party of Wisconsin for failing to field a candidate for State Supreme Court.
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Pocan nixes running for governor
Wisconsin Radio Network
April 21, 2017
Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan won’t be running for governor. The Madison Democrat said Thursday that the state party dropped the ball on the most recent statewide election. “We all are at fault in that we didn’t have a Supreme Court candidate this year. I think they would have beat the incumbent Supreme Court candidate, with where public energy and activism is.”
Democrats are looking for a viable candidate to take on Republican Governor Scott Walker next year. Pocan says that won’t be him.
Pocan says he’s personally committed to finding Democratic candidates to run for the state Assembly and Senate. He says the party needs to mount “a full court press” in order to pick up seats in the legislature.
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