In the News: Rebecca Kleefisch Launches Campaign for Governor

September 12, 2021

For a Better and Stronger Wisconsin


[Waukesha, WI] – On Thursday, former Republican Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch formally announced her candidacy for Wisconsin Governor in 2022 on the promise of building a stronger Wisconsin after Tony Evers’ failed term in office.


Read about Kleefisch’s announcement in the news:


Fox NewsFormer Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch on Thursday formally announced her 2022 campaign for governor, launching a Republican challenge against Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. In a video announcement shared first nationally with Fox News, Kleefisch charged that “Tony Evers’ entire term has been marked by failure and weakness.”


BreitbartKleefisch said she is “running because I have two kids who I want to choose Wisconsin to live their American dreams and one day raise families here.” … “We need safe communities, great education with real choice and real standards, and good-paying jobs.”


Wisconsin Right NowFormer Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch formally announced her run for Wisconsin governor on Sept. 9, 2021, slamming Gov. Tony Evers as a weak failure in a video that cites his handling of the Kenosha riots, unemployment benefits, and other issues.


APFormer Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch launched her campaign for governor on Thursday by likening herself to former President Donald Trump and deriding the Democratic incumbent as a weak failure. The Republican told a couple hundred supporters at an envelope factory where her father used to work that if Trump could overcome the odds to win in 2016, “friends, we can do it. No more failed, incompetent and chaotic leadership.”


Wisconsin State JournalSpeaking to more than 100 supporters at Butler’s Western States Envelope Co., where her father used to work, Kleefisch, 46, targeted “weak leadership” from Evers in his first term…


Milwaukee Journal SentinelFormer Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch jumped into the race for governor Thursday with a promise to hire more cops, a call for lower taxes and an attack on Gov. Tony Evers for shuttering businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. ‘Today I announce to you that he may shut down our schools, he may shut down our economy, he may shut down our churches, but today we begin to shut down Tony Evers,’ Kleefisch said.


Washington ExaminerStaking out a conservative platform of safety, individuality, and economic freedom, former Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch announced her plan on Thursday to run for governor and unseat liberal Gov. Tony Evers. “What we’ve seen from Tony Evers is a man who epitomizes weak leadership, and Wisconsin deserves better,” she said in an interview.


The HillFormer Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch (R) on Thursday announced that she will run for governor in the Badger State next year, handing Republicans a prominent candidate in their effort to unseat Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.


NBC NewsRebecca Kleefisch, who served as Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor under Gov. Scott Walker, announced Thursday that she will seek the state’s Republican nomination for governor next year. “I’m a mom, a cancer survivor and someone who’s had to clip coupons to help pay the bills every month,” Kleefisch said in a launch video. “I’m on your side because I’ve walked in your shoes.”


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