Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate following the announcement of Secretary of State Doug La Follette that he would seek the nomination for governor.

"Scott Walker could stand to learn a lot from Doug La Follette about the Wisconsin Idea and the freedoms that made Wisconsin great. Whether it is our state's university and vocational-technical system or our record of protecting our abundance of natural resources to the belief that everyone should share in Wisconsin's progress, Doug La Follette has spent virtually his entire career fighting for Wisconsin values. His voice is a valuable addition to the great debate about Wisconsin's future."