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Rep. Tammy Baldwin ‘likely’ to run for U.S. Senate seat

Wisconsin Representative Tammy Baldwin (D) said she is likely to run for the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI), making her possibility the first openly gay member of the Senate. Seventy-six-year old Kohl announced in May that he would not seek reelection to a fifth…

Blagojevich guilty of trying to sell Obama’s Senate seat

Former Democratic Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was found guilty on 17 of 20 counts Monday, including trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama. Prosecutors broke down the former governor’s case into five shakedown schemes, telling a mostly female jury that he was motivated by his…

Feingold: ‘I am looking at’ a Senate run in 2012

WASHINGTON – Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) told his home-state paper that he’s considering a run for the Senate in 2012, which liberals are urging him to do. “I am looking at it, but I feel I should take some time to think this through,” Feingold told the Milwaukee Journal…

Report: Former Gov. Tommy Thompson running for Wisconsin Senate

WASHINGTON – Former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson (R) is poised to run for his state’s open Senate seat in 2012, according to the National Journal‘s Major Garrett. Thompson helmed the state between 1987 and 2001, before serving as Secretary of Health and Human Services during President George W. Bush’s first…

Rep. Paul Ryan ‘unlikely’ to run for Senate

Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan is reportedly not considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat now occupied by Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI). Sources close to Ryan told POLITICO’s David Catanese that the congressman was unlikely to run for the Senate seat. Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman, said he…

Blagojevich back in court to face corruption charges

CHICAGO (AFP) – Prosecutors described the ousted Illinois governor accused of trying to auction President Barack Obama’s vacated senate seat as a greedy shakedown artist desperate for money. “The governor of Illinois was shaking people down,” prosecutor Christopher Niewoehner said in opening statements of Rod Blagojevich’s retrial on corruption charges.…

DNC Chairman Tim Kaine officially running for Senate

Democratic National Committee Chairman and former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine said Tuesday that he’s running to be the next senator from Virginia. In a newly released online video, Kaine announced that he was seeking the seat currently held by Democratic Sen. Jim Webb, who is retiring after just one term.…

Ron Paul: I’m considering a Senate run in 2012

Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul said Wednesday he’s considering a 2012 run for his state’s open seat in the US Senate. “It’s certainly crossed my mind,” Paul told The Hill after a poll found him to be a strong contender for the seat, to be vacated by Republican Kay Bailey…

Census changes mean Kucinich may be muscled out of House

One of Congress’ highest-profile progressive voices is at risk of losing his House seat following the Census Bureau’s announcement of changes to House seat apportionment. The Census Bureau announced this week that Ohio will lose two of its 18 House seats. Local news sources say that puts Rep. Dennis Kucinich…

Democrat Murray keeps Senate seat from Washington state

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Democratic Senator Patty Murray narrowly held her seat from Washington state, cushioning her party’s majority in elections where Republicans made huge gains, results showed. Murray’s Republican opponent Dino Rossi conceded after the latest official tally showed Murray with a lead of some 46,000 votes, or 51.26 percent,…

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