Breaking News: Doyle won’t seek reelection is reporting Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle won’t seek reelection in 2010. According to Politico, Gov. Doyle has told associates he will announce this week that he won’t seek a third term in 2010.

Given the difficulties Doyle has faced recently, this decision isn’t terribly surprising, but it does set up an interesting Democratic gubernatorial primary. Obviously Lieutenant Governor Barb Lawton will be a contender, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Rep. Ron Kind jump into the race as well.

I’ll have more on this story as it continues to develop.

EDIT: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting Gov. Doyle will make an announcement regarding his future on Monday.


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6 thoughts on “Breaking News: Doyle won’t seek reelection

  1. It’s still a rumor at this point, albeit not at all new. Given how the past few months have gone, his best option may be to exit stage left. Or right.

    1. I don’t think so; any possible Democratic contenders will have plenty of time to raise money/improve their name recognition.

    1. I’d have to agree with AL. At least one of the possible contenders could be a formidable candidate for the Democrats.

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