Obey a Possible Candidate for Governor

10/20/11 – Former U-S House Democrat David Obey re-affirmed yesterday that he might run for governor in a recall election next year if Tom Barrett and Herb Kohl don’t run. Obey, who left Washington in January after 42 years in Congress, said he’s convinced that Democrats will gather enough signatures to force a gubernatorial recall. He told the Journal Sentinel’s editorial board quote, “There is so much anger out there.” Kohl will retire in 2012 after 24 years in the U-S Senate – and a spokesman says he has no plans to run for governor. Barrett, the Milwaukee mayor who ran against Republican Scott Walker last year, appears to be leaving the door open for a possible recall run. But for now, he says he’s focusing on being re-elected mayor next spring.