Campaign Dispatch November 17, 2017

We’re excited! Our new campaign brochure has been delivered. It highlights Kathleen’s vision of what it means to PUT PEOPLE FIRST!

Click here to order your free copies today! Share your support for Kathleen Vinehout with your friends, neighbors and members of organizations to which you belong. We'll provide the free literature and you use them to introduce Kathleen to your community.

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Campaign Dispatch November 10, 2017

This is the first of our campaign dispatches — keeping you informed about the issues Senator Vinehout is working on in the State Senate and what we're doing on the campaign. Since announcing her candidacy to become Wisconsin's next governor, both Kathleen and Voters for Vinehout have been busy.

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UPDATE: Gov. Scott Walker announces re-election bid

Sunday, both Vinehout and Wachs discussed people first policies.

“I am running for governor to put people first, people as the center of state policy, the top priority when it comes to spending state dollars,” Vinehout said.

Read more at www.weau.com

Democrats Dana Wachs, Eau Claire, and Kathleen Vinehout, Alma, aim to prove that out-state candidates can win the governorship

With a huge field of Democrats vying to challenge GOP Gov. Scott Walker in next fall’s election, the only thing certain is uncertainty.

Of the 17 Democrats so far who have registered to run for governor in 2018, experts say eight to 10 are considered serious candidates. Two of them, state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout of Alma and state Rep. Dana Wachs of Eau Claire, are from west-central Wisconsin.

That raises a key question for Democrats seeking to deny Walker a third term: Would it be an advantage or disadvantage to select a candidate from regions outside the traditional Democratic strongholds of Madison and Milwaukee?

Read more at www.leadertelegram.com

Vinehout Urges Caution on Foxconn Deal

State Senator and candidate for Governor Kathleen Vinehout said Monday the agency tasked with setting the terms of the $3B package Is doing so behind closed doors. And the public won't ever learn the details. 

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: Hemp's time has come

Farmers in diverse states like Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine and Minnesota are researching a new crop: industrial hemp. Many states are changing laws to allow the growing of hemp.

Wisconsin is slow to get in the game. Hopefully, this is about to change.

Lawmakers on the Senate Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism Committee are considering a hemp legalization bill. If Senate Bill 119 becomes law, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection would create an active industrial hemp program and license growers.

Read more at Madison.com

Vinehout 'All In' When It Comes To Replacing Walker As Governor

Democratic state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, said she's "all in" when it comes to beating Gov. Scott Walker in next year's election.

Vinehout won't run for a fourth Senate term and may get into farming full-time at her family's farm if she doesn't take the governor's office. 

Read more at www.wpr.org

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout Joins Democrat Race for Wisconsin Governor

Vinehout said in a statement that she is running for governor to turn the state’s priorities upside down.

“I am running for Governor to turn the state’s priorities upside down, to put people first, at the center of state policy and the top priority when it comes to spending the state’s dollars. My vision is very different from where the state is today,” she said during her announcement on Monday.

Read more at www.liberaladvocate.com

Kathleen Vinehout, dairy farmer and state lawmaker, joins race for governor

Another Democratic face is in the 2018 race for Gov. Scott Walker’s seat.

State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, announced her candidacy for governor Monday, a widely expected move after she explored entering the race for months. She joins a number of other Democrats — including state Rep. Dana Wachs of Eau Claire, state education Superintendent Tony Evers, businessman Andy Gronik and non-profit leader Mike McCabe — who have declared their candidacy, and a few others who are still considering running.

Read more at www.dailycardinal.com

Wisconsin Sen. Kathleen Vinehout is the latest Democrat to run for governor

MADISON – State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout of Alma Monday added her name to a crowded Democratic field seeking to challenge GOP Gov. Scott Walker next year.

A spokesman for Vinehout confirmed she would not seek re-election to her Senate seat next year, meaning Democrats will have a challenging race to hold onto the 31st Senate District next year. 

Read more at www.jsonline.com