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Vinehout declines to run for governor

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MADISON - State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) confirmed this morning that she will not run for Wisconsin governor.  

It gives Democrat Mary Burke a clear path to challenge Republican Scott Walker in November,  something party leaders were hoping for, so she wouldn't have to use up her cash in a primary battle and deplete her resources against the well-funded Walker.  

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Burke, a former state Commerce Secretary and Trek Bicycle executive, announced her candidacy in October. 

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