Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis won Wisconsin's 1988 Democratic presidential primary and won the state in the general election, but ultimately lost to Vice President George H. W. Bush.

Wisconsin Democratic primary election resultsDate: April 5, 1988Winner: Michael DukakisVotes for: 483,172 (48%)Runner up: Jesse Jackson (28%)Wisconsin general election resultsDate: Nov. 8, 1988Winner: Michael DukakisVotes for: 1,126,794 (51%)National winner: George H. W. Bush