Some political observers say they don’t believe we’ve seen the last of Kathleen Vinehout when it comes to a statewide political race. Vinehout announced Friday that she would not be running for governor due to the severity of injuries suffered in a car crash last month. WisPolitics.com editor J.R. Ross says Vinehout needed to be able to mount a grassroots campaign to have any kind of shot of beating former Trek executive Mary Burke who had raised nearly $2 million. Ross says he believes before the car accident Vinehout was planning to run. Ross says don’t count out Vinehout for another possible run for statewide office
down the road. "Notice in her statement she said I'm not going to run for governor this year," Ross told AM 1170 WFDL's Between the Lines program. "I don't know if that was intentional or not but being a worsmith you kind of look for things like that. I don't think Kathleen Vinehout is going to go away, she does have a following in the party."