The Associated Press is reporting that former Wisconsin State Senator Tim Cullen (D – Janesville) is preparing a run for Wisconsin governor in 2018:
A retired Wisconsin state senator who was one of the 14 Democrats who fled to Illinois in an attempt to block Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union legislation said Thursday he’s on track for a run to challenge the incumbent Republican.
Tim Cullen, of Janesville, has been traveling the state for months with the intent of running for governor in 2018. He has been the most public about his desire to run against Walker, although several other Democrats are also considering it.
Cullen, 73, told The Associated Press on Thursday “I don’t know” of any reason that would stop him from getting into the race at this point. Cullen said he was working on lining up the logistics of a campaign, including launching a website and hiring staff, so he could announce it sometime before the end of April.
other potential Democratic candidates mentioned in the article:
A number of other Democrats are also considering a run, but no one has officially announced. They include state U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, of La Crosse, Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, of Alma, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, state Rep. Dana Wachs, of Eau Claire, and Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ.
The race is on…Governor Walker has NOT officially announced yet…but all signs indicate he’s in.