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Republican Kleefisch enters Wisconsin governor’s race

Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch launched her campaign for governor by likening herself to former President Donald Trump and deriding the Democratic incumbent as a weak failure. Kleefisch is seeking to take on Gov. Tony Evers next year in a top race for Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature but have been blocked by the Democratic incumbent. Kleefisch told a couple hundred supporters Thursday that if Trump could overcome the odds to win in 2016, “friends, we can do it.” The Republican promised on her first day in office to sign bills vetoed by Evers that would have made absentee voting more difficult.

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