(CNN)-During a week of trying times for Democrats, one member of Congress from the blue column received what could be called good news Thursday.
Wisconsin Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin, who declared her statewide candidacy for Senate in early September, learned she would not draw a primary opponent in fellow Rep. Ron Kind.
(CNN) – Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin on Tuesday announced a bid for the Senate in 2012.
In a three-minute web video, the six term congresswoman likened herself to retiring Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl and former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold, who lost his reelection bid in 2010.
(CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan said Tuesday he won't run for the open Senate seat in Wisconsin, saying his efforts are best directed to tackling the country's fiscal issues in his post as chairman of the House Budget Committee.
“For my family and me, the most important factor in making this decision was determining where I could make the biggest difference," Ryan said in a statement. "Our nation is quickly approaching a debt crisis that will do serious damage to Wisconsinites and all Americans if it is not properly addressed. I believe continuing to serve as Chairman of the House Budget Committee allows me to have a greater impact in averting this debt-fueled economic crisis than if I were to run for the United States Senate."
Washington (CNN) - Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin said Sunday he will decide this week if he will run for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl.
Kohl announced Friday he will not run for reelection in 2012, leaving Democrats to defend 23 Senate seats in the next election. Ryan, who serves as chairman of the House Budget Committee, is one of the names discussed as a possible replacement.