There’s plenty of speculation about which Democratic candidates will run for governor in 2014. The names mentioned most often so far, are two women – state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout and former Trek executive Mary Burke.
According to the Wisconsin Blue Book, the major parties have never picked a woman to run in the general election for governor. Mordecai Lee says that record has not been intentional.
“It’s important we not over-interpret that,” Lee says.
Lee is professor of Governmental Affairs at UW-Milwaukee.