March 08. 2012 2:00AM - Last modified: March 15. 2012 12:11PM

Robins plans to run against Kleefisch


Ira Robins, a 70-year-old private investigator fro Milwaukee, plans to run as a Democrat against Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch if a recall against the Republican incumbent is successful.
Robins told The Associated Press he will not accept any campaign donations. Robins said he plans to finance his entire race out of his own pocket, relying on social media and word of mouth to build his campaign.
Robins achieved some notoriety for his investigative work on behalf of the late Lawrencia ("Bambi") Bembenek, the former Playboy Club waitress who was convicted of murder and then escaped from prison in 1990.
Kleefisch has been targeted for recall, along with Gov. Scott Walker and four GOP state senators. The state elections board is determining whether enough valid signatures have been submitted to trigger the recall elections.