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I'm honored to have the endorsement and support of the Daily Kos community. Thank you so much. Your support fuels our campaign and gives us the ability to reach voters across Wisconsin. With your support, we are one step closer to achieving our goals.


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I’m running for Governor because I love Wisconsin, and I know we can do better. We need new leadership that stands up for the people of Wisconsin, an economy that’s growing and creating family supporting jobs, and an executive who will put problem solving ahead of politics.

We do our best work when we work together, and I know we can move forward as a state and make our goals a reality if we do just that. I can’t wait to get started as Wisconsin’s next Governor, but we have a long road ahead of us before we get there.  

I know full well I can’t do it alone, which is why your support means so much to me.

I greatly thank you for your continual support, commitment, and dedication. It truly means the world to me.

Mary Burke

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Originally posted to Mary Burke on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 08:49 AM PDT.

Also republished by Kitchen Table Kibitzing, Badger State Progressive, and Democracy Addicts.

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