With U.S. Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) stepping down in 2012, Democrats spent much of their convention this weekend talking about who will run in his place.
One of the top contenders is former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, who says a decision has not been made yet. Feingold, who lost his seat in 2010 to Republican Senator Ron Johnson, says he’s been talking with a lot of people about a possible run and he has to decide if a return to politics now is the right thing to do.
Feingold says he plans to make a decision about running by Labor Day.
Second District Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) was also testing the waters this weekend, with many delegates asking about her plans. Baldwin says it’s a very significant decision that requires serious consideration and a thoughtful process.
Baldwin says she plans to make a decision by mid-July.
Overall, many delegates felt Feingold should run again. A straw poll by WisPolitics found convention-goers favored Feingold as the Democratic candidate for Senate, earning almost 50-percent of the vote.