Many Weighing in on Kohl's Seat, but no Official Announcement
Senator Herb Kohl's soon-to-be vacant seat is getting a lot of attention; people wanting to know who will run.
Senator visited Appleton on Wednesday and talked about who may run to replace him in the U.S. Senate. Within minutes of announcing he was retiring a few weeks ago and with the help of social media; people started nominating who they wanted to run.
In the Republican corner, many people hoping Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson or Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald make a run of the seat. In the Democrat corner, some voters pushing for Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin or Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold to throw their names in ring.
We asked Senator Kohl about a possible Tommy Thompson or Russ Feingold run for his seat. "There will be an awful lot of jockeying between now and than good qualified people from both parties will be presenting themselves and that's the way it should work," says U.S. Senator Herb Kohl (D) Wisconsin.
Kohl says he plans on taking a backseat during the primaries, but says he'll support the Democratic nominee.
Meanwhile, we caught up with another U.S. Senator, Ron Johnson, who says it's too early to decide who he will support. We asked Senator Johnson about former Thompson as a potential candidate who answered "I want someone who is a fiscal conservative, dedicated to repeal of health care bill". Only time will tell who will run for Senator Kohl's seat.