Wisconsin Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wausau) announced he will not challenge Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D) next year. It was widely believed that Rep. Duffy would be her strongest Republican potential opponent. While stopping short of announcing for re-election, the gist of the Congressman’s statement suggests he will continue his career in the House.
Several other Republicans are considering the race, including Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, and venture capitalist and former US Senate candidate Eric Hovde. Should Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke run, it will almost assuredly be as a Republican instead of launching an internal Democratic nomination challenge.
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