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Barrett running for governor in Walker recall

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MADISON (AP) -

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says he will begin campaigning for governor across the state on Saturday as he attempts to win a Democratic primary for the chance at a rematch with Republican Gov. Scott Walker in a recall election.

Barrett said in an email to supporters Friday that he would fight to restore collective bargaining rights "because it's the right thing to do, and it's necessary to heal Wisconsin."

Barrett says the state needs a governor who is focused on jobs, not ideology and who is committed to bring the state together to heal political wounds.

Republican Party spokesman Ben Sparks says voters have no interest in election Barrett, who has twice lost in runs for governor before. He was defeated in the 2002 Democratic primary.

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