MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican candidate for governor Mark Neumann says he would have signed a bill legalizing raw milk sales in Wisconsin that Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed.

The other major Republican candidate Scott Walker was unavailable for comment on Wednesday.

Democratic candidate Tom Barrett says he would search for a compromise that would allow raw milk sales while ensuring the safety of the state's dairy industry.

Neumann says on the raw milk issue he puts his faith in the free market, less government intrusion, and the individual's right to choose what is best for them and their families.

Doyle says he vetoed the bill Wednesday over concerns from farm and dairy groups and medical organizations over health and safety risks posed by consuming unpasteurized milk.

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