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Monday, March 19, 2012

 10:57 AM 

PFFW's Mitchell announces for lt. guv

MILWAUKEE -- Mahlon Mitchell, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, today announced his campaign for lt. guv, saying Republican Rebecca Kleefisch should be recalled because she is a rubber stamp for Gov. Scott Walker.

Mitchell was a key figure in last year's protests at the Capitol over Walker's collective bargaining changes and has been talking about a possible lt. guv bid for several months.

"Now I could sit on the sidelines and throw stones," Mitchell said. "But in order to make lasting change, we have to work from the inside out."

Mitchell said he hoped to serve as a liasion between the governor and the community is elected and pushed his message beyond collective bargaining for public employees, talking about the state's economy.

“We need to work like hell to start creating jobs,” Mitchell said.

-- By Arthur Thomas


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