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Friday, June 08, 2012

 8:22 PM 

Mitchell: 'I'm not finished'



Dem lt. gov. candidate Mahlon Mitchell vowed to delegates that he wasn't finished fighting for the state's working people after losing to incumbent Rebecca Kleefisch on Tuesday.

"We have something to fight for, and I am not finished," Mitchell said, telling delegates that Tuesday's election showed a state that's still deeply divided.

And he said that while he agreed that he came up short this week, the party remains strong.

Mitchell, the head of the Madison firefighters' union, said he remains inspired by the fight for the state's middle class despite never thinking he'd run for office as soon as a year ago.

He also joked about an appearance with the lt. governor on "UpFront with Mike Gousha," telling delegates that Kleefisch thanked him after he helped clean up a coffee spill on the set.

"I said, 'No problem, lieutenant governor,'" Mitchell said. "'This is just another point where the Democrats have to clean up the Republicans' mess again.'"

Listen to the speech.

-- By Andy Szal

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