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Poll Tests Candidacy of Mary Burke

Posted at: 06/25/2013 11:25 AM



MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A poll testing the potential candidacy of Mary Burke against Republican Gov. Scott Walker has drawn a complaint with Wisconsin election regulators.

Burke is a member of the Madison school district board and a former secretary of the state Department of Commerce under Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle. She has not publicly said whether she is interested in running for governor and did not immediately return messages seeking comment Tuesday.

The complaint filed by the executive director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin says a telephone poll on June 13 inquired about Burke and the person conducting the poll refused to disclose who was paying for it.

Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate says the party is conducting a number of research surveys and there was nothing improper about the call.

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