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Governor Walker to officially start gubernatorial bid on Tuesday

MADISON, Wis. (WSAU-Wheeler News) -- Governor Scott Walker will make his re-election bid official on Tuesday, when he holds a series of events throughout the Badger State.

It's the first day that candidates for the state's fall elections can circulate nominating petitions. The Republican Walker will start his day at at a Dane County site near Madison, and end at State Fair Park in suburban Milwaukee. Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch will join the governor. His camp says they're planning a "special announcement" about the campaign.

Walker won his first term by defeating Milwaukee Democrat Tom Barrett by almost six percentage points in 2010. Walker also survived a recall attempt against him in 2012, defeating Barrett by nearly seven points. This fall, the governor is challenged by Democrat Mary Burke, a former Trek Bicycle executive and state Commerce Secretary during the Doyle years.