Not sure that this means that his district can be flipped to blue…but it helps to have an open seat…oui? But after 40 years on Congress, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner is retiring!
Wisconsin Republican Jim Sensenbrenner, the second longest-serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives, will not run for a 22nd term, he said Wednesday.
“I think the time has come to basically turn over the page in the 5th District.”
Sensenbrenner’s departure after 2020 is likely to draw huge interest from within a district packed with aspiring GOP politicians.
It also makes him the latest of several big-name Republicans to leave the Wisconsin stage: former House Speaker Paul Ryan (who retired after 2018), former Gov. Scott Walker (who was defeated in 2018) and current congressman Sean Duffy, who announced he would step down this month to focus on the health problems of the baby he and his wife are expecting.
Who’s the strongest Democrat in the district? Suggestions??