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La Follette moves closer to run for governor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Longtime Democratic Secretary of State Doug La Follette plans to file paperwork on Thursday that would allow him to run for governor if a recall election is ordered against Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

La Follette said Wednesday he still hasn't decided whether he will actually get into the race. But he says he wants to create a campaign committee so he can better gauge interest in him running and better determine if he would be a strong candidate.

Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk and state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout have announced they are running.

La Follette is the only Democrat currently in statewide office, which he says gives him name recognition and an advantage over others. The 71-year-old was first elected secretary of state in 1974.

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