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Yes, But Will Tommy Pull the Trigger

Every time I read a “Thompson Mulling Senate Run” story, I flashback to the 2003 Wisconsin Republican Convention in Stevens Point where I was sitting with the Outagamie Co. delegation begging with the rest of those present for the former Governor-turned HHS Secretary (or was he former Secretary in May 2003…) to run against Russ Feingold.  As history, he turned down the request of the crowd, and in fact, started naming legitimate candidates to run in his stead.

(Former Lt. Governor Margaret Farrow was one of them if memory serves…)

Well, the Politico has another one of these stories today.  I’ve had numerous talks with numerous people and I keep telling them the same about a Tommy Senate run: “I don’t know.”

Then the topic would change to a “Well, what if Scott Brown wins in Massachusetts” scenario.  Again, my answer was: “I don’t know.”

So once again, if Tommy jumps in, I’m gonna say I’ll back him all the way, but can “Hamlet-Brett Favre” act stop once and for all?

Former Wisconsin Gov. and Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson is still considering a challenge to Sen. Russ Feingold (D).

In a brief interview Wednesday about the possibility of a Senate run this year, Thompson, a Republican, would only say: “I’m not saying no.”

The former governor mused last fall about a potential gubernatorial or Senate run, but if he does mount a campaign this year, it’s now almost certain to be a run against Feingold.

A Thompson-Feingold contest could become one of the country’s marquee matchups. Republicans have so far been unable to recruit a top-tier challenger to take on Feingold, who is one of the body’s most liberal senators.

That Thompson is seriously weighing a bid against Feingold illustrates how promising Republicans believe this November could be for the party. Following Scott Brown’s shocking win Tuesday in the Massachusetts special Senate election and victories in the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial contests last November, GOP officials believe it will become easier to woo potential candidates.

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