MADISON, Wis. — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke has declared she’ll outlaw out-of-state political donations if elected, but enthusiastically accepted the endorsement Thursday of a Vermont-based political action committee soliciting cash and volunteers nationally to help Burke unseat Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
Burke received the endorsement from Democracy for America, a national progressive political action committee founded by Howard Dean, former Democratic National Committee chairman and former governor of Vermont.
A Madison Metropolitan School Board member and commerce secretary under former Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle, Burke has asserted on several occasions that she would ban out-of-state political donations if elected governor.