She would be the first openly-gay senator. OK, so the progressives didn’t get Russ Feingold like they wanted, but Rep. Tammy Baldwin is certainly no spring chicken. “Some people think America’s best days are behind us,” Baldwin says in her announcement clip, “but I’m not one of them.” Do you guys think she has a serious shot at Herb Kohl’s soon-to-be-vacant seat? source
11:13 // 2 years ago
Paul Ryan said he’s thinking about a Senate run. Which could create a kind of political pundit’s wet-dream situation where Paul Ryan and Russ Feingold go up against each other for a Senate seat. (Tammy Baldwin’s looking like a solid option, too.) But why sell yourself short, Paul? You could totally run for president — and you’d be able to do it without saying the kind of idiotic things most of the other candidates are currently saying. We’ve been pitching this line for weeks. In a lineup of weak GOP candidates, you stand out. And as Jennifer Rubin smartly points out, all the excuses that Ryan has for not running for the presidency also apply to a Senate run. So what’s the problem?
12:15 // 2 years ago