Mary Burke says she will cite material when necessary

MADISON (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke says she will cite any material that needs to be cited amid accusations that she plagiarized others when putting together her jobs plan and other initiatives.

Burke said Thursday that she defines plagiarism as using "exact words from a source that isn't cited and isn't attributable." She says all of the duplicate sections in her jobs plan came from a consultant who provided the same material to four other Democratic gubernatorial candidates, and that's why it's not plagiarism.

The Republican Governors Association launched a television ad earlier this week attacking Burke on the issue, saying she stole from other plans.

Burke says any wording that didn't come directly from the consultant that should be cited in any of her plans will be cited.