Burke is shedding huge chunks of her potential base with this expression of iron mine support.
Does Burke have a divide and conquer plan too?
“The only currently-declared Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor said she’s open to a proposed open pit iron ore mine in the Penokee Hills, but she said she would have vetoed the Republican bill passed this year that speeds up the mine permitting process”
Fro Marshfield News Herald (Gannett): Burke downplays gender gap in governor’s race
“Mary Burke’s campaign to be the first woman elected Wisconsin governor comes as Republican incumbent Scott Walker deals with lagging poll numbers among women and a continued attack from Democrats that the GOP doesn’t care about female voters.
It is not clear yet how much Burke is willing to capitalize on that potential weakness. She has downplayed gender in comments made in the opening weeks of her campaign, while another potential female Democratic candidate, state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, sees it as a key issue.”