Still, her office is largely regarded as ceremonial.

Other Democrats running for Johnson’s seat are Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson, Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry and Marshfield radiologist Gillian Battino. U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, is also considering a run.

Godlewski and her husband, Max Duckworth, co-founded MaSa Partners in 2015, a small business incubator that invests in renewable energy projects, startups and women-owned businesses.

Republicans knocked her entrance into the race.

“Shady Sarah Godlewski has spent most of the last 20 years running away from Wisconsin, embellishing her accomplishments, lying about her resume and failing to deliver anything of substance,” said Wisconsin Republican Party spokeswoman Anna Kelly. “Wisconsinites deserve a Senator who wants to serve Wisconsin — not herself.”

Kelly was referring to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article that highlighted that Godlewski doesn’t have a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government despite several publications, including newspapers and a wedding announcement, claiming she does.

Godlewski told the Journal Sentinel she has never told anyone she has a master’s degree from any university and that all the websites and publications claiming she does are in error. She said she never saw the misstatement and thus didn’t ask for a correction.