Will Governor Jim Doyle run for reelection?
That’s a question I’ve asked before, and it’s a question The Sconz is asking. On any given day my answer to that question may change, but unlike The Sconz, I don’t see Lt. Governor Barb Lawton as the most likely Democratic successor to Gov. Doyle, should he decide not to seek reelection.
While I have no doubt Lt. Gov. Lawton would come into her own if given a change to run for the state’s top office, I see Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett as the strongest Democrat to vie for the governor’s office if Jim Doyle doesn’t seek reelection. Barrett’s proven he’s a solid campaigner, and he’s had some successes during his tenure as Mayor to tout if he did run for governor.