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Emily's List to spend big money on Wisconsin governor's race

Mary Burke (D), left, and Scott Walker (R)
Mary Burke (D), left, and Scott Walker (R)

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The national women's campaign group Emily's List promises to spend big money to try and get Democrat Mary Burke to defeat Governor Scott Walker this fall.  

Spokeswoman Mary Stech would not say how much the group plans to spend on Burke's race. But she said it would be one of the group's top priorities to help the former Trek Bicycle executive ride into the governor's office.  

Emily's List and its affiliates spent almost $5 million to help Wisconsin's Tammy Baldwin get elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012.

Emily's List is a Washington-based group that supports female abortion rights' candidates. Stech tells the AP that women will be motivated to vote against the Republican Wlaker because of his repeal of a law making it easier to win state lawsuits over wage discrimination.  

Stech also said women won't forget that Walker signed a bill last year to force women to get ultrasounds so they can see what their unborn babies look like before aborting them.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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