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Burke Speaks Out On Campaign Finance

EAU CLAIRE, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor Mary Burke is speaking out against changes to political contribution rules.

Last week, we learned the state will stop enforcing a limit on how much money people can give in total to candidates. That decision brings Wisconsin in line with a recent supreme court ruling.

Burke said, "I want to be clear, I am against all this money and special interests in politics. And as governor, I would work to really reduce the influence of money on government. We have to make sure we are government for the people, not for the special interests. And I'm completely opposed to any movements that open the floodgates for even more money than we already have now."

Burke has recently earned the endorsement of Emily's List, a political action committee. In 2012, Emily's List and affiliated groups spent about $5 million helping Democrat Tammy Baldwin win her US Senate race. The pro-Democratic national group says defeating Governor Walker and electing Mary Burke will be a top priority this year.

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