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WAUKESHA, WI -- Thursday, former Republican Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch formally announced her candidacy for Wisconsin Governor in 2022 on the promise of building a stronger Wisconsin.

“I am running because I have two kids who I want to choose Wisconsin to live their American dreams and one day raise families here. But that is only possible if we start putting the people first. We need safe communities, great education with real choice and real standards, and good-paying jobs,” said Rebecca Kleefisch.

“Tony Evers’ weak leadership has been disastrous for our state. He failed to stand up to the left-wing mobs while Wisconsin cities burned. Evers tried to raise your taxes during a pandemic, and his administration let the calls of unemployed Wisconsinites go unanswered after he shut our economy down.

“I’m a mother, a cancer survivor, and as your governor, I’ll always put you first and never back down. I have the backbone to get the job done and, together, we can build a stronger Wisconsin.”

Kleefisch’s campaign also released a launch video highlighting the stark contrast between Kleefisch’s optimistic plan for a stronger Wisconsin and Tony Evers’ failed term as Governor. The full launch video can be found here.

For more information about Rebecca and to stay updated on her campaign, visit

About Rebecca Kleefisch:

In 2010, Wisconsinites elected Rebecca as the state’s 44th Lieutenant Governor, where she championed workforce and economic development for eight years. During her time in office, Kleefisch became known as a conservative fighter and was the first lieutenant governor in American history to survive a recall.

A cancer survivor, Rebecca is well known for her pro-life record. Also an avid turkey hunter, she is known for strong support for the Second Amendment and her efforts to promote Wisconsin’s sporting heritage. As Lieutenant Governor, she used her platform to create the Governor’s Small Business Summit, an event that allowed Wisconsin small business owners to access state leaders, and the Small Business Academy, a free seminar designed for minority and female potential entrepreneurs.


Rebecca Kleefisch has previously been a guest on DrydenWire Live! on three separate occasions. You can watch the recordings of those conversations via YouTube by clicking the links below.

Last Update: Sep 09, 2021 11:57 am CDT

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