Governor Walker Announces Re-Election Bid

Governor Walker officially announced his re-election bid during a statewide tour Tuesday.

The announcement comes a full six months after Democratic challenger Mary Burke announced her intentions to run.
Walker spoke today at Merrill Iron and Steel in Schofield, which was just one of the stops on his campaign trip.

During his speech, the governor touted the improvements he feels the state has seen in regards to job creation since he took office back in 2010.

"The unemployment rate in the state is lower than the national average and it is more than three points lower than it was back in 2010." Walker told the crowd.

Meanwhile, Democratic candidate Mary Burke was also in the Wausau area. She toured the Domtar Mill in Rothschild Tuesday morning. She used the visit as an opportunity to highlight the need for training in the manufacturing field.

"We know the people of Wisconsin work hard, we need to make sure we have the skills and the education to make sure we are getting the jobs of the future." Burke said.

Mary Burke first announced her candidacy for governor in October.

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