Kind Not Running for Senate
Turns out republicans were right. Before Madison democrat congresswoman Tammy Baldwin got into the race to replace the retiring Herb Kohl in the US senate, republicans were focusing on Baldwin as the likely democrat nominee for the seat, apparently ignoring the possibility of La Crosse congressman Ron Kind running. Because, he is not running. Kind, in a statement released Thursday, says now is not his time to run for senate and that he wants to continue to serve the state in his role as the representative of Wisconsin 3rd congressional district. Part of that decision, Kind says, his desire to keep democrats from having to go through a divisive primary on the way to defending the seat.