MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Midwest Communications) - A former Milwaukee TV news anchor has become at least the 8th person to run for Wisconsin lieutenant governor this fall. Rebecca Kleefisch announced her candidacy Tuesday. She’s the wife of Assembly Republican Joel Kleefisch of Oconomowoc – and she used to anchor the morning news on WISN-TV in Milwaukee.
Kleefisch says the lieutenant governor is the marketing vice president of Wisconsin – and her public relations experience would let her create strong messages on why job creators should locate and expand in Wisconsin. Kleefisch also said the state should not use accounting tricks during a recession to, “fake a balanced budget.”
She’ll run in the September primary against Assembly Republican Brett Davis of Oregon, Superior Mayor Dave Ross, and Lake Geneva businessman Ben Collins. 4 Democrats are also running, after Democratic Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton said she would step down after this year.