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The Wisconsin lieutenant gubernatorial election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010. The primary election date was September 14. The deadline for filing nomination papers was July 13 at 5:00 p.m.[1]

Sharing a ticket with Scott Walker, the GOP's Rebecca Kleefisch won the general election. Lieutenant Governor-elect Kleefisch took office in January 2011.

The November Ballot – Who Made It? Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor
Nominee Affiliation
Tom Nelson Democrat
Rebecca Kleefisch Republican
Terry Virgil Libertarian
This lists candidates who won their state's primary or convention, or who were unopposed, and who were officially certified for the November ballot by their state's election authority.

November 2, 2010 general election results

Wisconsin Governor/Lt. Governor, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Walker/Rebecca Kleefisch 52.2% 1,128,941
     Democratic Tom Barrett/Tom Nelson 46.5% 1,004,303
     Independent Jim Langer/No candidate 0.5% 10,608
     Libertarian No candidate/Terry Virgil 0.3% 6,790
     Common Sense James James/No candidate 0.4% 8,273
     Independent Leslie Ervin Smetak/David Myron Smetak 0% 19
     Independent Patricia Messici/No candidate 0% 22
     Independent Hari Trivedi/No candidate 0% 18
     - Scattering 0.1% 1,858
Total Votes 2,160,832
Election Results via Wisconsin Government Accountability Board



  • Member of the state Senate G. Spencer Coggs
  • State Representative Thomas "Tom" Nelson
  • Henry Sanders, Jr. is a lifelong political activist, serving as a Congressional staffer and a gubernatorial appointee in addition to founding two non-profits dedicated to job creation in Wisconsin
  • James L. Schneider, a businessman and motivational speaker focusing on community planning issues



September 14, 2010 primary


2010 Race for Lieutenant Governor - Democrat Primary[2][3]
Candidates Percentage
Spencer Coggs (D) 21.63%
Todd Nelson (D) 51.82%
Harry Sanders (D) 9.21%
James Schneider (D) 17.34%
Total votes 145,421


2010 Race for Lieutenant Governor - Republican Primary[4][5]
Candidates Percentage
Brett Davis (R) 26.35%
Rebecca Kleefisch (R) 45.54%
Robert Gerald Lorge (R) 9.32%
Dave Ross (R) 14.95%
Nick Voegeli (R) 3.85%
Total votes 384,894

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