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10/07/2013 09:45 am ET

Mary Burke Announces Candidacy For Governor In Wisconsin (VIDEO)

Former Trek Bicycle executive Mary Burke (D) has announced she will challenge Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in Nov. 2014.

Burke made her announcement in a video posted to YouTube on Monday.

"Helping to turn my family's business into a global company has been a big part of my life," Burke says in the video. "Now I'd like to help make our great state of Wisconsin even better as your governor."

Before her announcement, Burke received support from Wisconsin's Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate, who said he's "incredibly impressed" by Burke.

"I think she could present just an absolutely phenomenal alternative to where Scott Walker's taking this state," Tate said.

Watch Burke's announcement above.

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