As expected, Governor Scott Walker over the weekend formally announced his intention to run for a third term. Also, as expected, it seems likely that investing in public schools will be a major pillar in his re-election platform.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
He did not mention (the Foxconn) project in Sunday’s speech and instead focused on his policies that froze tuition at University of Wisconsin campuses, cut taxes and invested more money in public schools. He said he would also combat the spread of opioids and other drugs that have claimed lives across the state.
A large field of Democrats have already announced they are in the race, per the Wisconsin State Journal:
Candidates so far include state superintendent of public instruction Tony Evers, former Democratic Party chairman Matt Flynn, Milwaukee businessman Andy Gronik, former Wisconsin Democracy Campaign executive director Mike McCabe, Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, and Rep. Dana Wachs, D-Eau Claire.
Following his announcement the governor plans to tour the state this week.
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Wisconsin State Journal: Scott Walker: ‘We’re ready to move forward because there’s more to be done’
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Scott Walker is seeking a third term as governor with promises to cut taxes, raise wages