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Republican Kleefisch running for lieutenant governor (10:19 a.m. 1/19/10)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Rebecca Kleefisch, the wife of state Rep. Joel Kleefisch, is running for lieutenant governor.

Kleefisch announced her candidacy on Tuesday. 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.

Kleefisch is a former television news anchor who lives in Oconomowoc.

She said the lieutenant governor should work to better market the state to entice companies to locate and expand in Wisconsin.

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.

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