Governor Jim Doyle Expected to Announce He Will Not Be Running for Reelection

For months Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle has remained noncommittal about his political future. At a news conference later today, the two-term Democrat is expected to announce he isn’t going to run for reelection. A straw poll at the last Democratic State Party convention named Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton as that party’s choice. Other candidates are expected to join the race when Doyle makes it official. Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and former Wisconsin Congressman Mark Neumann are two of the most prominent Republicans already preparing to campaign. Doyle’s announcement will be made at a Madison news conference at 11 a.m. That news conference will be held at Randall Elementary School.