Vinehout says injury prevents run for governor

CREATED Jan 17, 2014

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ALMA, Wis. (AP) -- State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout says she won't seek the Democratic nomination for governor.
 
In a statement issued Friday, Vinehout says the severity of the injury she received in a car accident last month makes it impossible to mount a grass roots campaign.
 
Vinehout says the broken bone in her upper right arm requires time for recovery and rehabilitation. 
 
Vinehout, of Alma, had been exploring a possible run until the car accident. That leaves former Trek Bicycle Corp. executive Mary Burke as the only likely Democrat to challenge Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November.