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Friday, June 11, 2010

 5:29 PM 

Lt. guv candidates active

Tom Nelson and Henry Sanders are working the crowd early, shaking hands and gathering signatures for nomination papers.

Sanders supporters are urging delegates to vote in the straw poll.

Nelson, the Assembly Majority Leader, says he's been getting a good reception and that most of the convention-goers are familiar with his story. He said the first question on their minds is which candidate can most help the top of the ticket. Nelson, of Kaukauna, says coming from the Fox Valley and having a history of winning tough elections in his district give him the edge.

"I can help make that difference between winning and losing," Nelson said.

Sanders, a Madison businessman, said he's also gotten positive feedback. He has 20 or 30 volunteers at the convention, gathering nomination signatures, passing out stickers and urging participation in the straw poll.

"I think people are tired of politics as usual," Sanders said. "It's an anti-incumbent year. People want a candidate with progressive values who also knows about getting people back to work."

Sen. Spencer Coggs of Milwaukee has four or five volunteers circulating his nomination papers. He said he's been getting a "great reception," especially from labor types.

"People like the fact that I'm the most experienced candidate," said Coggs. "When you compare the candidates, I'm the most experienced and prepared to be lieutenant governor."

James Schneider, a former Lodi alderman, is also at the convention, but has a lower profile.

In the hotel's lobby bar, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind is hosting a packed reception.

-- By Greg Bump


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