Latest Rebecca Kleefisch News

Chief: No evidence parade-crash suspect knew anyone on route

Nov. 22, 2021 21:08 PM EST

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The SUV driver who plowed into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing at least five people and injuring 48, was leaving the scene of a domestic dispute that had taken place just minutes earlier, Waukesha’s police chief said Monday. ...

GOP leaders rip university class that touches on race theory

Nov. 17, 2021 16:58 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two top state Republicans are criticizing mandatory University of Wisconsin-Madison sexual violence prevention training that includes references to privilege, identity and critical race theory. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Tuesday wrote a letter to...

GOP candidate for governor sues state Elections Commission

Nov. 15, 2021 11:50 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch is suing the Wisconsin Elections Commission seeking to suspend the guidance the agency gave to local election clerks amid the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit by the former lieutenant governor...

Kleefisch downplays threats targeting school board members

Oct. 27, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch downplayed threats against school board members, saying recently that she would "love” for those targeted with anger during the pandemic to have experienced what she and former Gov. Scott Walker did during the Act 10 union protests a...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Oct. 06, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

Kenosha News. October 6, 2021. Editorial: Tearing down Col. Heg statue was stunningly ignorant A statue of Col. Hans Christian Heg, a man who lived in Racine County before serving in the Civil War, was returned to its rightful place on the state...

Walker's son joins Kleefisch gubernatorial campaign

Oct. 05, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s son has joined GOP gubernatorial hopeful Rebecca Kleefisch’s campaign. Kleefisch announced Tuesday that Alex Walker will serve as the campaign's political director. Alex Walker has worked as Republican U.S....

Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate tests positive for COVID

Sep. 20, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican candidate for Wisconsin governor Rebecca Kleefisch tested positive for COVID-19 after being exposed at church earlier this month, her campaign said Monday. Kleefisch is a cancer survivor and a former two-term lieutenant governor. She is...

New group forms to help Republican Kleefisch win election

Sep. 16, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new political action committee headed by a longtime Republican operative has formed to help Rebecca Kleefisch win the governor's race. Stephan Thompson, who previously served as head of the Wisconsin Republican Party and ran Gov. Scott Walker's...

GOP lobbyist McCoshen won't run for Wisconsin governor

Sep. 15, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Longtime lobbyist Bill McCoshen said Wednesday he will not seek the Republican nomination for Wisconsin governor. McCoshen said he's spent the past 15 months traveling the state and meeting with citizens, business owners and politicians to gauge...

Kleefisch says she raised $1.2 million after launching bid

Sep. 13, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch says she raised $1.2 million from individuals in the days after she launched her campaign for governor on Thursday. Kleefisch, a Republican, announced the fundraising totals on Monday. That is on top of the $190,000...