Wisconsin - Governor

as of October 31

The Candidates

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Tom Barrett

  • Democrat
  • Birthdate: December 8, 1953
  • Residence: Milwaukee, WI

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Scott Walker

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: November 2, 1967
  • Residence: Wauwatosa, WI

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Previous Results

    Wisconsin Governor (2006)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Jim Doyle DEM 1,139,115 52.8%
    Mark Green REP 979,427 45.4%
    Nelson Eisman GRE 40,709 1.9%

    U.S. President: Wisconsin (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Barack Obama DEM 1,677,211 56.3%
    John McCain REP 1,262,393 42.4%
    Ralph Nader IND 17,605 0.6%
    Bob Barr LIB 8,858 0.3%
    Chuck Baldwin IND 5,072 0.2%
    Cynthia McKinney GRE 4,216 0.1%
    Jeffrey Wamboldt IND 764 0%
    Brian Moore IND 540 0%
    Gloria La Riva IND 237 0%

    state Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Oct 31, 2010

New Cook Political Report Rating

Lean-R (was Toss-up)

    Oct 26, 2010

    New Rothenberg Political Report Rating

    Lean-R (was Toss-up)

      Sep 27, 2010

      GOP May Take Back Governor's Seat

      Jim Doyle (D), first elected in 2002, is retiring. Doyle fell victim to what has endangered many governors in the Midwest: the poor economy, the loss of jobs and the subsequent drop in his own popularity. Republicans, excited about recapturing the governorship after eight years, nonetheless had to endure a divisive primary between Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and former Rep. Mark Neumann, who last ran for office in 1998 when he narrowly lost to Sen. Russ Feingold. Walker, the choice of the party establishment, won the primary, and he appears to have a good shot at succeeding Doyle.

      Milwaukee is Democratic territory -- the mayor, former Rep. Tom Barrett, is the Democratic nominee for governor. But he seems to be trailing, and Democrats are taking notice; President Obama visited in late September and Vice President Biden is coming in early October. -Ken Rudin

        Sep 7, 2010

        In Wisconsin, A Battle To Replace Doyle

        The state holds its primary on Sept. 14. Incumbent Jim Doyle (D) is retiring.

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