Red, White & Blue
Potential Democratic gubernatorial candidate taxes released
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Records show that potential Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke paid nearly $517,000 in Wisconsin income taxes the past five years.
The state Department of Revenue released the information, which was first reported on by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Friday.
Burke is exploring a run against Gov. Scott Walker next year but has not officially gotten into the race.
Based on the amount of taxes she paid, Burke would have had to report an adjusted gross income of at least $6.8 million from 2008 to 2012.
Republicans have tried to pain Burke as an out of touch liberal millionaire.
Burke's father started Trek Bicycle Corp. and she formally worked for the company but has since retired and is now on the Madison school board.