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Report: Sen. Vinehout will not run for governor

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MADISON (WKOW) -- State Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) will not run for governor, according to The Progressive.

The editor of the Madison publication cites several sources close to the senator.

The report says Vinehout will hold a news conference on her decision on Friday.

Speculation about a potential gubernatorial run surrounded Vinehout for months. It ramped up in December of 2013, when Vinehout hired someone to organize a statewide campaign. Days later, Vinehout discussed a potential run with Capitol Bureau Chief Greg Neumann in an interview on Capitol City Sunday.

Senator Vinehout ran for governor during the recall race in 2012, but lost the Democratic nomination to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

Former Trek Bicycle executive Mary Burke is the only Democrat currently running for governor.

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