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An individual, who has not revealed his or her identity yet, claims to be preparing to run for Governor of Wisconsin in 2014, presumably as a Democrat, and is using the Twitter handle @NewWisGov to send anti-Scott Walker tweets.

At first glance, this appears to be one of the many parody pages on Twitter, however, there are two telltale indicators as to why this may be someone who is actually planning a run against Scott Walker:

1) Two of @NewWisGov's followers are U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, both of which are very influential in Wisconsin Democratic politics. I don't think Baldwin and Kind would follow a Twitter page like that unless they know the individual who is behind the Twitter page and know that he or she is planning a run against Walker.

2) When someone asked if the person behind the @NewWisGov page was actually planning on running against Walker, the person behind the page responded by claiming to have "connections":

Someone needed to start running right now. Really enjoying the debate & connections. Really enjoy my privacy though...
Again, I'm not sure if this is a parody page or if this is someone who is actually planning on running against Scott Walker in 2014.

If this is someone who is actually planning a run against Walker, one person it could possibly be is Kevin Conroy, a biotech executive from Madison. Conroy's company, Exact Sciences, is currently seeking government approval for a cancer screening test that it has developed, so it would be unwise for Conroy to verbally speak out against someone who is currently an elected official, such as Scott Walker, unless he was operating under a cloak of anonymity. However, Conroy's name was floated as a potential gubernatorial candidate in 2010, and Conroy refused to run then, so there's a possibility it may not be him.

I have two questions for whoever is behind the @NewWisGov Twitter page: Are you actually someone who intends to run against Scott Walker? If so, who are you?

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Originally posted to Aaron Camp on DailyKos on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 07:25 AM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive and State & Local ACTION Group.

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