Wisconsin’s open Senate seat a hot topic

List of potential candidates ever-changing to succeed Kohl

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But the Madison native will have to push hard to advance her name and political status statewide, even after serving in Congress since 1999 representing Wisconsin’s 2nd District.

“It certainly looks like Baldwin will get in and may not get any real primary challenge,” Ms. Duffy said. “Baldwin has a lot of work to do to get known outside her district, which is arguably the most liberal in the state and she has the voting record to match, giving Republicans a lot of fodder for the general election.”

In polls against two possible Democratic primary opponents, Ron Kind and Steve Kagen, Ms. Baldwin holds a substantial lead, the Public Policy Polling survey found.

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