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GOP makes no endorsement for lieutenant governor

The Republican Party of Wisconsin made no endorsements in the race for lieutenant governor during its 2010 convention Saturday in Milwaukee. After three rounds of voting, Mayor Dave Ross finished a solid second to state Rep. Brent Davis, R-Oregon...

The Republican Party of Wisconsin made no endorsements in the race for lieutenant governor during its 2010 convention Saturday in Milwaukee.

After three rounds of voting, Mayor Dave Ross finished a solid second to state Rep. Brent Davis, R-Oregon. Two percentage points separated the candidates, but to gain the nomination a candidate had to garner 60 percent of the vote.

Rebecca Kleefische of Oconomowoc was knocked out of the running after the first round of voting; candidate Ben Collins of Lake Geneva was eliminated in the second round.

"I know it sounds crazy to be elated to come out in second place," Ross said. But he said he recognizes the challenges of being a candidate running a race from northern Wisconsin. And, he said, while Davis garnered most of his support from the southeast corner of the state, Ross' support was from across the state.

"We'll continue on to fight another day," Ross said.

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