Another Republican has officially entered Wisconsin’s US Senate race. Businessman Dick Leinenkugel announced in Janesville this morning that he will run in the Republican primary for US Senate. The seat is currently held by Democrat Russ Feingold.
Leinenkugel says this is “Feingold’s last summer as Senator” and Wisconsin needs a conservative leader who is fiscally conservative and cost conscious.
The former marine most recently served as state Commerce Secretary under Democratic Governor Jim Doyle. He says the position was about his business and management experience, not politics, and he spent most of his time focused on saving jobs in the state.
Leinenkugel joins Madison real estate developer Terrence wall and Watertown businessman Dave Westlake in the Republican primary.
AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (1:02)
Audio courtesy Steve Benton, WCLO.