Lt Governor's Race Straw Poll

For Immediate Release: March 29, 2010

Contact: Jeanne Tarantino



OCONOMOWOC – In an early sign of her strength in the race for Lt. Governor, Rebecca Kleefisch holds a commanding lead over her primary opponents in a new media “straw poll” of Facebook Fans and Twitter Followers, according to the Kleefisch campaign.

“I am thrilled by the overwhelming support our campaign is getting from people who follow politics online,” said Kleefisch. “In the past, political observers looked to see how well candidates performed in small straw polls of a few dozen people held at party events.  Now, they look to see how well candidates are being received online by thousands of people across the state. The early results of this new media “straw poll” show our campaign has a big lead online.

Both presidential candidate Barack Obama and senatorial candidate Scott Brown first demonstrated their political strength online by attracting a much larger number of fans and followers to their new media sites than their political opponents.  In Wisconsin’s race for Lt. Governor, Kleefisch has attracted more online supporters as of 9:00 pm Sunday than all of her primary opponents combined.

Candidate                        Facebook Fans       Twitter Followers

Rebecca Kleefisch                    2629                       2015

Brett Davis                              1139                        268

Dave Ross                                 412                          67

Ben Collins                                679                           180

“Scott Brown’s campaign for the United States Senate was successful because of his early support online from people who wanted to elect a common sense conservative,” said Kleefisch.  “I am excited that we are seeing the same sort of online response for our campaign here in Wisconsin.” 

Interested people can support Rebecca Kleefisch’s campaign for Lt. Governor at her Facebook  and twitter accounts. Both can be accessed through her website, Rebecca Kleefisch is a former television anchor at WISN in Milwaukee ….. Kleefisch is running for the Republican nomination for Lt. Governor.  The primary will be held on September 14, 2010.