LA CROSSE, WI (WXOW)—Doug La Follette, Secretary of State and Gubernatorial Candidate, challenged any opponent to follow him around and keep up for a day, during a press conference Friday morning at the La Crosse Public Library.
He said he's prepared to climb the tough mountain of bringing Wisconsin back to work, but thinks climbing a 5,000 foot mountain in Tuscan prepared him for the journey.
He said he will fight for serious issues in Wisconsin like healthcare, education and the rights of working people.
"All of those things have been affected in a negative way and I couldn't just stand by and watch that happen with out doing the best I could to get Wisconsin working again and that's why I'm running for governor," La Follette said.
Two years ago, he said he wouldn't have expected to be running for Governor. But now that he is he said he thinks Wisconsin should invest in technical colleges to teach students trades needed for the jobs that are currently available rather than spending money bringing in new jobs.
"Investments in education are critical to our future," La Follette said. "If we want to have a good economy in the future we need to invest in our education and this governor has cut education across the board."
He said his goal is to win the gubernatorial race by running an honest campaign free of attack ads.
He thinks the thousands of people that signed the recall petitions don't need to be told who to vote for by "out of state super pack money" or endorsements of politicians.
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