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Former two-term Republican congressman Mark Neumann announced Monday that he will run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Wisconsin Democrat Herb Kohl.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Rep. Michele Bachmann's war of words comes as GOP presidential candidates jockey for position before the Aug. 13 Ames Straw Poll — the circuslike event in Iowa that some have billed the "Minnesota Primary."
Rising GOP star Rep. Paul Ryan is taking a pass on next year's open Senate race in Wisconsin, but that doesn't make the contest any easier for the Democratic Party, which is facing an uphill slog in a slew of battles across the Midwest.
Rep. Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, said Tuesday he would not run for the Senate seat being vacated by Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl, opening the door for former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, who was toying with entering the race.
UPDATED -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis had some fighting words for Sen. John McCain during a live chat with The Washington Times on Friday. "I don't know if it is because he is getting older and this is his last shot at the presidency, but I don't think the John McCain of old would have hired a Karl Rove protege to run his campaign. ..."
Last week the Los Angeles City Council voted to ask that the federal government stop harassing medical marijuana users in California. Minutes later, the Drug Enforcement Administration raided 10 medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles County.