The pool of hopefuls for Herb Kohl’s U.S. Senate seat is shrinking. State Senator Frank Lasee announced Sunday he is dropping out of the race for U.S. Senate. In a statement, the De Pere Republican said he and his wife concluded that it’s not the right time to run.
There’s no word if Lasee will back any of the other GOP candidates running which include former Governor Tommy Thompson, former Congressman Mark Neumann and Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald. But he said “it’s important to send a real conservative to Washington to work for us.”
House Democrat Tammy Baldwin is also running for the Senate seat.
A recent Marquette Law School poll showed that voters throughout Wisconsin were not nearly as familiar with Lasee as with the other four Senate candidates. Almost four of every five voters surveyed did not know enough about Lasee to form an opinion, with the GOP primary seven-and-a-half months away.