Rep. Ron Kind declines Senate bid
September 15th, 2011
05:49 PM ET
3 years ago

Rep. Ron Kind declines Senate bid

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herb Kohl • Tammy Baldwin • Wisconsin
Baldwin enters Wisconsin Senate race
September 6th, 2011
09:10 AM ET
3 years ago

Baldwin enters Wisconsin Senate race

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herb Kohl • Russ Feingold • Tammy Baldwin • Wisconsin
Ryan won't run for Senate, Thompson likely
May 17th, 2011
10:04 AM ET
3 years ago

Ryan won't run for Senate, Thompson likely

(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."

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Filed under: Herb Kohl • Paul Ryan • Tommy Thompson • Wisconsin
Ryan announcement on Wisconsin Senate seat coming soon
May 15th, 2011
09:52 AM ET
3 years ago

Ryan announcement on Wisconsin Senate seat coming soon

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herb Kohl • Paul Ryan