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Heartland Signal: 'Is Rebecca Kleefisch losing her lead in Wisconsin’s Republican gubernatorial primary?'
Kleefisch has basically been running for governor for 3.5 years, but less than three months before the gubernatorial primary, her lead looks to be evaporating.
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The former lieutenant governor has long been the Republican establishment’s pick to be on the ballot in 2022 in Wisconsin, but now, less than three months from the primary, Rebecca Kleefisch is facing tougher challenges and has been unable to consolidate support in the party.
A new poll shows her lead evaporating, and after the party chose not to endorse a candidate at its convention for the first time ever, the “Not-Kleefisch” movement among Republicans appears to be building.
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Dan Shafer is a journalist from Milwaukee who writes and publishes The Recombobulation Area. He previously worked at Seattle Magazine, Seattle Business Magazine, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine, and BizTimes Milwaukee. He’s also written for The Daily Beast, WisPolitics, and Milwaukee Record. He’s won 13 Milwaukee Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards. He’s on Twitter at @DanRShafer.
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