Vinehout says injury prevents run for governor

Vinehout says she won't seek Democratic nomination for governor, citing injury
Vinehout says injury prevents run for governor

State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout says she won’t seek the Democratic nomination for governor.

In a statement issued Friday, Vinehout says the severity of the injury she received in a car accident last month makes it impossible to mount a grass roots campaign.

Vinehout says the broken bone in her upper right arm requires time for recovery and rehabilitation.

Vinehout, of Alma, had been exploring a possible run until the car accident. That leaves former Trek Bicycle Corp. executive Mary Burke as the only likely Democrat to challenge Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November.

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