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Milwaukee investigator plans to run against Kleefisch


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A 70-year-old Milwaukee man says he plans to run as a Democrat against Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch if a recall effort against the Republican incumbent proves successful.

Ira Robins told The Associated Press on Tuesday he won't accept any campaign donations. He says he plans to finance his entire race out of his own pocket, relying on social media and word of mouth to get his story out.

Robins says he's "very well-known" in Wisconsin. He credits his investigative work in defense of a former Playboy Club bunny whose 1990 escape from prison inspired the phrase "Run Bambi Run."

Kleefisch, along with Gov. Scott Walker and four GOP state senators have been targeted for recall. The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board is determining whether enough valid signatures have been submitted to trigger recalls.

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