Rebecca Kleefisch Runs for Lt. Governor

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MILWAUKEE - A former television news anchor and current conservative pundit is running for the second-most powerful seat in Wisconsin government.

Rebecca Kleefisch has announced her candidacy for the Lieutenant Governor's spot on Newsradio 620 WTMJ's "Midday with Charlie Sykes."

“The Governor is the CEO of the state,” Kleefisch said in a statement. “The Lieutenant Governor is the Marketing VP. We need someone who understands how to craft compelling, articulate messages for why job creators should come to this state, start up in this state and expand in this state.”

Kleefisch worked for four years in television news in Milwaukee.  Her husband is Oconomowoc Republican Assemblyman Joel Kleefisch.

She joins three other Republicans who previously announced, including state Rep. Brett Davis of Oregon, Superior Mayor Dave Ross and Lake Geneva businessman Ben Collins.

At least three Democrats are running as well.

Incumbent Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton is not running.

The field will be narrowed to one candidate from each party on the Sept. 14 primary. The general election is Nov. 2.