2002 General Election for Governor – McCallum & Doyle

In 2002, Scott McCallum, a Republican, was the acting governor of Wisconsin who had been elevated to the post when Governor Tommy Thompson resigned to become the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. Running for a full term as governor, McCallum was challenged by Wisconsin Attorney General Jim Doyle, a Democrat. Because the two candidates could not agree on a series of other debates, this October 4, 2002 debate sponsored by the WBA Foundation contributed significantly to public awareness of their positions on issues related to property taxes and more.

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  1. James E. Doyle Sr. ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1954 and was appointed as a federal judge in 1965. Ruth Bachhuber Doyle was the first woman from Dane County to be elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1948.

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