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Mark Tauscher may be thinking about running for Wisconsin governor

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Former Packers are popular in Wisconsin. One of them (who also is a Wisconsin native and played for the Badgers) may soon try to find out quite how popular they are.

Mary Spicuzza of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel explores whether former Packers offensive lineman Mark Tauscher is considering a run for governor. The primary (and only) evidence is a “Mark Tauscher for WI Governor” Facebook page that apparently has no connection to the player.

“We are not affiliated with Mark Tauscher, yet,” the Facebook page claims.

Tauscher did not respond immediately to a request for comment from the Journal Sentinel. Even if he’s interested, it makes sense to keep the interest quiet until momentum builds (or doesn’t) for a viable run. The first rule of politics is to keep political aspirations secret, in order to prevent creating the perception that the politician has failed to rise to the desired level of success.

Tauscher has no political experience (which obviously isn’t a disqualifying factor). He currently has a media presence, providing commentary and analysis as to both the Badgers and Packers. Tauscher also hosts a weekday radio show with Jason Wilde.

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34 Responses to “Mark Tauscher may be thinking about running for Wisconsin governor”
  1. contra74 says: Mar 30, 2017 6:45 PM

    Former Packers are popular in Wisconsin.
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    Mark Chmura and Darren Sharper come to mind.

  2. waynefontesismyfather says: Mar 30, 2017 6:47 PM

    Couldn’t be any worse than the cavalcade of gong show contestants currently in politics. He’d get my vote if I lived in Wisconsin.

  3. emoney826 says: Mar 30, 2017 6:59 PM

    Contract,
    Don’t even compare Tauscher to Chmura or Sharper. Tauscher is a good guy and he’d get my vote if that means no more Scott Walker.

  4. abninf says: Mar 30, 2017 6:59 PM

    Hopefully he’s not a democrat.

  5. nyneal says: Mar 30, 2017 7:07 PM

    If Tauscher runs and wins, every time he makes a bad decision he can blame it on too many hits to the head.

  6. beerbratscheese says: Mar 30, 2017 7:20 PM

    I’d be fine with it as long as he doesn’t make a mockery of the position. Minnesota elected Jesse Ventura and that state is still a laughing stock.

  7. senatorblutarsky says: Mar 30, 2017 8:24 PM

    Tauscher has no political experience (which obviously isn’t a disqualifying factor).
    _______________________

    Exactly. It’s like hiring a janitor to perform your brain surgery just like so many did this past presidential election.

  8. upper23 says: Mar 30, 2017 11:01 PM

    At least he will be college educated. Not like the dropout in there now.

  9. f1restarter says: Mar 30, 2017 11:16 PM

    beerbratscheese says:
    Minnesota elected Jesse Ventura and that state is still a laughing stock.

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    Fortunately for Minnesota, their football team made them a laughingstock long before the Jesse Ventura fiasco. So nobody really noticed any difference.

  10. mrgschwind says: Mar 30, 2017 11:24 PM

    He’s a former Badger and a former Packer – guess that means he has Madison and Green Bay locked up.

  11. greg2geez says: Mar 31, 2017 12:04 AM

    Tauscher’s dirty jock is an intellectual and hygenic upgrade to Scott Walker.

  12. 400marios says: Mar 31, 2017 12:26 AM

    I’m not comparing them in any other way, but the last Packer player to talk about political candidacy was Mark Chmura.

    As long as Tauscher’s radio show doesn’t have a segment on post-prom party hot-spots, he should be fine.

  13. 250dollarnflowner says: Mar 31, 2017 1:11 AM

    Blind leading the blind.

  14. 250dollarnflowner says: Mar 31, 2017 1:13 AM

    How much intelligence would you need to possess in order to govern the sloths in WI? Have you seen Making a Murderer!?

  15. Bigfoot says: Mar 31, 2017 1:14 AM

    what a dick

  16. jsgol says: Mar 31, 2017 4:10 AM

    In the 1960’s Bart Starr was seriously being touted as a candidate for governor of Wisconsin. In the end he chose not to run.

  17. kennadrin says: Mar 31, 2017 6:34 AM

    Well he would fit in with all of you Dem fago Packers

  18. pkrlvr says: Mar 31, 2017 9:28 AM

    Republicans in this thread showing their true colors. If I had voted for the orange monkey currently in office I think I’d be keeping my mouth shut right about now.

  19. truthbetold109 says: Mar 31, 2017 9:47 AM

    250dollarnflowner says:
    Mar 31, 2017 1:13 AM
    How much intelligence would you need to possess in order to govern the sloths in WI? Have you seen Making a Murderer!?
    ___________________

    Considering Minnesota has elected a former Pro Wrestler and a SNL Comedian to office, Tauscher looks like a stellar candidate.

  20. h0metownzero says: Mar 31, 2017 10:59 AM

    MN can’t even properly maintain their bridges. The Vikings are so incompetent that they once accidentally killed one of their own players in training camp.

    WI represents a shining beacon of hope to all the peasants in “Loserville, USA.”

  21. originate421 says: Mar 31, 2017 11:20 AM

    Like most Wisconsins, I am sure he is familiar with holding up a cows tail.

  22. originate421 says: Mar 31, 2017 11:20 AM

    If he can do simple math he seems more than qualified to run WI.

  23. originate421 says: Mar 31, 2017 11:21 AM

    Does a free clothes pin to plug your nose come with job?

  24. originate421 says: Mar 31, 2017 11:22 AM

    Free moo-moos for all women

  25. originate421 says: Mar 31, 2017 11:23 AM

    He is going to double their “stock price”

  26. originate421 says: Mar 31, 2017 11:24 AM

    Toothless inbreds will line-up to vote for a green day player

  27. originate421 says: Mar 31, 2017 11:27 AM

    Disn’t green day employ the only other NFL serial murderer outside of Hernandez?

  28. originate421 says: Mar 31, 2017 11:30 AM

    Contra
    ———-
    Google one of their ddraft picks… Randall Woodfield. He killed 44 people… more than Dahmer and Steven Avery combined.

  29. originate421 says: Mar 31, 2017 11:34 AM

    Wisconsin has the highest use of meth per capita in the states… have you seen “Making a Murderer”? I’m not even talking about the Avery’s… that is your average packer fan.

  30. originate421 says: Mar 31, 2017 11:35 AM

    Homeown
    ————
    Are you called hometownzero because thats where your town ranks on scale of 1-10 or because you have been outside of your town zero times?

  31. tremoluxman says: Mar 31, 2017 11:56 AM

    Considering the corrupt buffoon occupying the statehouse now, how bad could Tausher be?

  32. truthbetold109 says: Mar 31, 2017 12:52 PM

    And the award for worst troll on PFT goes to originate421!

    All other vikings fans should be proud to say that he is one of yours.

  33. emoney826 says: Mar 31, 2017 1:27 PM

    originate421,
    That’s an ignorant statement to say that the average packer fan is a meth user or are in any way similar to Steven Avery. You can hate the Packers like any other viking fan, but bring actual facts to the table that you know about. Otherwise, you sound like an idiot. And that’s a fact.

  34. nathanp2013 says: Mar 31, 2017 3:05 PM

    truthbetold109 says:
    ————————
    In all fairness… hometownzero likes to make fun of a tragedy where people died. I knew someone who never got to meet his child… zero is definitely worse.

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