Politico reports this morning that Elroy’s own Tommy Thompson, 69, is going to run for the Senate Seat in 2012 vacated by Democrat Herb Kohl.
There’s no chance Thompson would run against Ryan, so the former governor will await the Budget Chairman’s official announcement on the race before jumping in. Ryan has suggested in private conversations with GOP officials in recent days that he will take a pass on the race and focus on his chairmanship.
Appearing on CNBC on Tuesday morning, Ryan said he would be making his plans public within hours, after he informed friends and family of his decision. “What goes through my mind the most is where can I be most effective in this problem we have right now, and where can I have the biggest impact on behalf of Wisconsinites and fellow countrymen in trying to solve the fiscal and budget problems,” he said.
Could it be that a Republican insider had the guts to tell
the super ego that is Paul Ryan, that while David and Charles are very pleased with his work, destroying Medicare is not that popular?
By the way, Rob Zerban is running against Paul Ryan!