It’s been speculated Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin is strongly considering a run in 2012 for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Herb Kohl, who recently announced his retirement from the Senate. In addition to Rep. Baldwin, Democratic Rep. Ron Kind is also rumored to be considering a run for the seat currently held by Sen. Kohl, and a run for the U.S. Senate by either Baldwin or Kind in 2012 would result in no shortage of candidates clamoring to replace them in the House of Representatives. In Baldwin’s district, which votes heavily Democratic, one of those candidates may very well be Democratic State Rep. Mark Pocan of Madison
According to the Cap Times, if Rep. Baldwin does decide to run for the U.S. Senate in 2012, Rep. Pocan might very well vie for Baldwin’s open House seat.
“I am seriously considering a run for her congressional seat,” Pocan tells the Capital Times. “But it’s all in Tammy’s hands. She starts the domino effect.”
Though I’m obviously not privy to any inside knowledge about State Rep. Pocan’s intentions, I think it’s a dead-certain lock that he’ll run for Rep. Baldwin’s seat in the House should she decide to run for the United States Senate in 2012.