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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

 8:42 PM 

AP declares Burke winner in Dem guv primary

The Associated Press projects former Trek Bicycle exec Mary Burke will win the Dem nomination for guv.

With 4 percent of the vote in, Burke was leading state Rep. Brett Hulsey 85 percent to 1 percent.

Burke becomes the first woman in Wisconsin history to win a major party's nomination for guv.

Burke released a statement following the AP's call:

"Tonight we are one step closer to the new direction our state needs. Under Governor Walker we rank dead last, 10th out of ten states in the Midwest, in private sector job growth. Wisconsin must do better than that, and with my jobs plan, Invest for Success, which is based on my experience in the private sector, we will. My commitment to the people of our great state is simple - I will be a governor who works for you and puts common sense problem solving ahead of the politics that have divided our state. I am truly honored by the trust placed in me by Wisconsin voters and look forward to continuing to earn the support of Republicans, independents and Democrats alike over the next 84 days."

Burke did not have an Election Night party planned after campaigning today in northcentral Wisconsin. Gov. Scott Walker was scheduled to address supporters tonight at a party in Waukesha.

-- By Staff


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