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Mark Neumann to run for WI governor

MADISON (WKOW)--A third Republican is joining the race to become the next governor of Wisconsin.

A spokesman for Mark Neumann says he intends to file for governor on Wednesday.

Neumann will join Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and Appleton businessman Mark Todd in the Republican field for next year's race.

The 55-year-old Neumann, who lives in Nashotah, served in Congress for four years between 1995 and 1999 but has been out of politics since he ran a close race in 1998 trying to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold.

He now runs a real estate development firm and is a home builder.

He also is co-chairman of a nonprofit group that runs three Christian schools in the Milwaukee choice program and an Arizona charter school.

Gov. Jim Doyle, a Democrat, is expected to seek a third term but has not formally announced.

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