Kleefisch, who is vaccinated, was exposed to the coronavirus while at church on Sept. 12, three days after formally declaring her candidacy.
The bill would require schools to notify a student's parents before providing any program related to "sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or gender expression" and allow the parent or legal guardian the ability to have their child opt out of the program.
McCoshen tweeted a statement that he was opting out of the 2022 race one day after Michael Best Strategies announced the acquisition of McCoshen's Capitol Consultants on Tuesday. McCoshen will become a partner at Michael Best.
Under the bill, schools would need to assess early literacy skills for students in kindergarten through second grade three times a year and create a personal reading plan for each pupil who scores below the 25th percentile.
McCoshen served as a cabinet secretary in former Gov. Tommy Thompson's administration.
More than 150 people appointed by Gov. Tony Evers are still awaiting Senate approval, and more than two thirds of those have been waiting more than 100 days. Several have been waiting for nearly three years.
Kleefisch highlighted campaign priorities including "hiring more cops and deploying police into high-crime areas," banning sanctuary cities and deploying the Wisconsin National Guard to the nation's southern border.
On Monday, enhanced federal unemployment benefits — which provide unemployed people an additional $300 in weekly benefits — will come to a close.
The 16.6% increase in taxes collected from beer, wine and liquor during pandemic was higher than any year since the drinking age was lowered.
The shift will eliminate the need for annual state license fees, which will be replaced by three-year federal licenses, along with the flexibility to use private run sampling and testing services, rather than the state's $250 testing fee.