Former Governor Tommy Thompson has been rumored as a possible candidate to join the field challenging Democratic Senator Russ Feingold. However, he told reporters after an appearance in Madison Thursday that he’s far from a decision about whether to enter the race.
If he gets in, Thompson would face a primary race against Republicans Terrence Wall and Dave Westlake.
Thompson says he’s been meeting with national Republicans who are urging him to run. He says there’s a lot of pressure on him to make a decision. Although he hasn’t turned them down yet, Thompson says he’s going through “a process” to help him make a decision.
Thompson says there are many factors to consider, such as his family and his business relationships in the private sector.
For now, Thompson doesn’t appear to be in a rush to decide. He says most voters won’t be interested in the race until after Labor Day. The filing deadline for candidates is July 13th.
AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (1:02)