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Democrat Vinehout registers to run for governor

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MADISON (AP) -

Democratic state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout has registered to run for governor, the first step in officially launching a campaign.

Vinehout, of Alma, filed the paperwork on June 14 to register a campaign committee. Two days later, she told WEAU-TV in Eau Claire that it was too early to decide if she was going to run.

Vinehout did not immediately return a message seeking comment Wednesday.

Vinehout has been in the state Senate since 2007 and ran for governor in the 2012 recall attempt against Gov. Scott Walker. She finished a distant third in the primary and was considering running again in 2014 but decided against it after she was involved in a car crash.

Wisconsin Republican Party spokesman Alec Zimmerman is branding Vinehout as a "tax-and-spend Madison liberal."

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