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UPDATE: Burke wins Democratic primary for Gov.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Mary Burke defeated Brett Hulsey in Tuesday night's democratic, gubernatorial primary.

Burke, a former Trek Bicycle Executive and state Commerce Secretary, said she's long been focused on the November 4 general election against Republican Governor Scott Walker.

"My game plan has been pretty much the same since I got into this last October, and that's been making sure the voters of Wisconsin get to know me, get to know the type of Governor I'd be and the plans I have for leading Wisconsin forward," Burke said Tuesday night in an interview with a Rhinelander TV station.

She added she's hoping to debate Walker and discuss the state's economic climate.

"Right now we're lagging in our economy, we're dead last in the Midwest in terms of job creation," Burke said. "I know we can do better than that."

Hulsey said he will not run as a write-in candidate in November's election.

"I wholeheartedly endorse Mary Burke and let's move on to beat Scott Walker and get Wisconsin working again," he said.

"I don't want to spoil anybody's chances to beat Scott Walker," Hulsey said. "From the very beginning this was about having the best candidate, the best debate, to beat Scott Walker."

Hulsey said running for Governor was a great experience.

He also said he doesn't know if he'll run for public office again in the future. He had to forgo the chance to run for re-election to his seat in the Wisconsin State Assembly in order to enter the Governor's race.


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