Barca won't run in gubernatorial recall election
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca says he's decided not to run for governor so he can focus on restoring a Democratic majority in the Wisconsin Assembly.
Barca posted a letter on his Facebook page Saturday saying he appreciates the encouragement he's received ahead of an election to recall Governor Scott Walker. But he says he's focused on a different fight.
Barca says it's important to take back the governor's office in a recall election in the next few months. But he says it's equally important to restore Democratic majorities in the state Assembly and Senate. Republicans control the Assembly 59-39-1.
The state elections board declared Friday that enough signatures have been submitted to order recall elections against Walker and five others.
Four Democrats have already said they'll run for governor.