With the 2018 Senate race on the minds of many, the rumor mill has been swirling for months about possible challengers to Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Madison). Those possible challengers include a businessman Eric Hovde, state Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa), state Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield), and veteran Kevin Nicholson.
One major potential challenger, U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, a Republican, just withdrew his name from the list of possibilities.
“After much prayer and deliberation, Rachel and I have decided that this in not the right time for me to run for Senate. We have eight great kids and family always comes first,” Duffy said in a statement released Thursday.
Baldwin is currently serving her first term in the Senate.
According to The Cap Times
“Baldwin will be beat because her radically liberal Madison record and ideas are out of synch with Wisconsin,” Duffy said. “I look forward to helping our Republican nominee defeat her. I’ll continue to work my heart out for the families of the 7th district, and I’m excited about the great things we will accomplish with our united Republican government.”
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