Gard Will Not Run for Governor

(Green Bay) Assembly Speaker John Gard says he won't run for Governor in 2006.

The announcement Wednesday ends speculation that Gard would put his name in the race to take on Governor Jim Doyle. Gard is from Peshtigo and has served in the Assembly's top spot since 2003.

In his statement, Gard says that after discussing it with his family, he decided now was not the time for a bid for the Governor's office.

Currently, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker is the only Republican officially running in the GOP primary.

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