Kind won't seek U.S. Senate seatThird District Congressman Ron Kind has announced that he will not be a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat that will become vacant when Herb Kohl retires.
Third District Congressman Ron Kind has announced that he will not be a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat that will become vacant when Herb Kohl retires.
Kohl, who is serving his fourth term in the upper congressional chamber, announced in May that he won’t seek reelection next year.
“Now is not my time to run for the U.S. Senate,” said Kind, who has represented Wisconsin’s 3rd District in the House of Representatives since 1996.
“I remain unwavering in my focus on growing the economy with good paying jobs while developing a long-term plan to get our fiscal house in order without jeopardizing the future of our children,” said Kind. “The issues are just too pressing right now.”
Republican Mark Neumann, a former congressman, and Democrat Tammy Baldwin, who currently represents Wisconsin’s Second District in Congress, have declared their candidacies. Former Gov. Tommy Thompson, a Republican, is also considered a possible candidate.