Kathleen Falk, a former Dane County executive, is planning a run against Gov. Scott Walker if a special recall election moves forward against the embattled Republican.
Falk made the announcement in an e-mail to supporters where she told them “The people of Wisconsin have done a brave thing: demanded change. And together we will continue to make history,” according to WisPolitics.com.
Democrats on Tuesday – that still have to be verified by the Government Accountability Board – in their attempts to force a special recall election against Walker. Walker’s been under fire since February 2011 when he introduced legislation that would limit collective bargaining for public employee unions.
“My choices as your governor will be different than Scott Walker's,” Falk’s campaign website states. “I know Wisconsin is a place where we can have good paying jobs, a clean environment, successful schools and affordable health care. We can have workers and management talking and working together to solve tough problems.”
Falk was the first Democrat to formally announce her campaign against Walker, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.
The Friends of Scott Walker communications director, Ciara Matthews, issued the following statement about Falk’s announcement in a news release:
"Kathleen Falk's announcement today comes as no surprise, as we have long anticipated she would be the nominee hand-picked by big-government, public employee union bosses. Falk has already lost two statewide elections, failing to earn the trust of Wisconsin voters. Governor Walker's record of success and progress will stand in stark contrast to Falk’s intent to take Wisconsin back to the days of record job loss, massive deficits, and double digit tax increases. Falk's record as Dane County executive falls in lockstep with a Madison liberal ideology that is far outside the mainstream of the majority of Wisconsinites."