Source: Dem Bakken opts against guv bid

Dem Mark Bakken, a Madison businessman who co-founded Nordic Consulting and then left to launch the venture capital firm HealthX Ventures, has decided against a bid for guv, according to a source with knowledge of his decision.
Bakken’s name surfaced earlier this year as a potential candidate. But he joins former state Sen. Tim Carpenter, of Janesville, and U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, of La Crosse, on the list of Dems who decided against trying to challenge Gov. Scott Walker in 2018.
The source said Bakken decided now wouldn’t be the right time to leave HealthX Ventures, a digital health care-focused ...

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