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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

 3:15 PM 

Shilling opens door to run for Senate minority leader

State Sen. Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, indicated today she is weighing a bid for minority leader.

“Middle class families need an effective voice and strong leadership to represent their values, strengthen our communities and move Wisconsin forward," Shilling said. "Everyone in our state deserves the opportunity to get ahead and we need to find new ways to promote economic growth and prosperity from the ground up. As we look to the future, I will continue to reach out and talk with my colleagues to determine how Senate Democrats can be most effective in advocating for Wisconsin families.”

Shilling did not mention Minority Leader Chris Larson, D-Milwaukee, in her statement. But there have been questions on whether he would face a challenge after Dems lost a seat in yesterday's elections and will come back in a 19-14 majority next session.

Senate Dems will caucus Nov. 12.

-- By JR Ross


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