• WisPolitics


Saturday, June 07, 2014

 1:58 PM 

Straw poll: Conventioneers overwhelmingly favor Burke for guv, Clinton for president

WISCONSIN DELLS -- Democratic Party of Wisconsin conventioneers overwhelmingly backed Mary Burke for the party’s gubernatorial nomination this fall and favored Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, according to a WisPolitics.com straw poll.

Burke, the former Trek Bicycle executive who has been endorsed by the party’s administrative committee and addressed the convention Friday night, was supported by 317 party activists. Fourteen voted for state Rep. Brett Hulsey of Madison, who was not allowed to address the convention.

In the lieutenant governor’s race, 299 activists backed state Sen. John Lehman of Racine for the party’s nomination, while 27 supported Mary Jo Walters, a Milwaukee activist. Lehman has also been endorsed by the party’s administrative committee.

The results were much closer in the three-way race for attorney general. State Rep. Jon Richards of Milwaukee was backed by 167 delegates, while Jefferson County DA Susan Happ received 111 votes. Dane County DA Ismael Ozanne was a distant third with 54 votes.

In the presidential race, 185 delegates favored Clinton, while Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was next with 81 votes. Vice President Joe Biden was well back in third place with 18 votes.

State Dem officials said 1,012 delegates, alternates and registered guests attended the convention.

See more.

-- By Staff

Labels:


<< Back to Dem Convo Blog main page

Advertisement
Advertisement

wispolitics.com Social News

Follow Us

ABOUT THE BLOG

Updates from WisPolitics.com on Wisconsin's participation in Democratic conventions.

Editor: JR Ross
Reporters: Chris Thompson, David Wise

· Dem Convo Blog site feed

CONVENTION LINKS

· Democratic Party of Wisconsin website
· DPW convention page
· Convention agenda
· Convention hotel

ARCHIVE

· June 2005
· June 2006
· June 2007
· July 2007
· June 2008
· August 2008
· June 2009
· June 2010
· May 2011
· June 2011
· June 2012
· August 2012
· September 2012
· May 2013
· June 2013
· May 2014
· June 2014
· May 2015
· June 2015
· May 2016
· June 2016
· July 2016
Copyright ©2012 WisPolitics.com All rights reserved. | WisOpinion.com | WisBusiness.com  |  Website development by wisnet.com LLC  | Website design by Makin’ Hey Communications