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Fitzgerald Will Run For U.S. Senate

Speaker of Wisconsin Assembly will run against Thompson, Neumann for Republican nomination.

State Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald officially announced Tuesday that he will run for the U.S. Senate in November 2012.

The Republican from Horicon is perhaps best known for his role in the controversial legislation . He told the Associated Press that was his biggest asset in the race.

Other Republicans who have announced their intention to run are former Gov. Tommy Thompson and former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann. Two others, state Sen. Frank Lasee and Madison investor Eric Hovde, are also considering a run, the AP reported.

U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin has entered the race on the Democratic side.

The candidates are battling to replace U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, who .

Morninmist Same October 11, 2011 at 07:43 PM
Tammy Baldwin has always worked for the working folks of WI. Fitzy is only into himself.
JL October 11, 2011 at 08:26 PM
" According to a 2011 survey by the National Journal, Baldwin is tied for first as the most liberal member of the House." Not a chance of happening in WI. She will be tied to Obama in the election and that may have been good in 2008, and the district she represents, but not for the whole state. She represents District 2 well, but I doubt the entire state would agree with much of what she does.
Bucky December 24, 2011 at 02:45 PM
Scott Walkers parents live with him and his family in Wauwatosa. I wonder if Scott takes their S. S. checks every month to allow them to live there. The job loses in Wisconsin have forced many of our children to return home but when your parents are forced to move back in with you now you know Walker has really failed.
Bucky December 24, 2011 at 02:51 PM
Just what we need is another low life to represent Wisconsin. Put this clown on the unemployment line. The Repugs here need a wake up call to try to bring them back to reality.

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