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  •  If Ron Kind runs for governor... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...and there's some speculation that he might do so despite not responding to a Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel inquiry about whether or not he was interested in a 2014 gubernatorial run, Mahlon Mitchell (or someone else associated with the 2011 protests) may run against Kind in the primary, and I could see a primary between Kind and an ultra-liberal challenger either drive a mile-wide divide in the WI Democratic party or embolden WI Democrats like the 2008 presidential primary did to national Democrats.

    Think back to 2000...Republican Scott Klug decided not to run for a fifth term in Congress, and WI-2 became an open seat. Joe Wineke and Tammy Baldwin were the two front-runners for the Democratic nomination, and the WI GOP gamed the Democratic primary for Baldwin, yet Baldwin won the general election! Oh, and she just got elected to the U.S. Senate!

    Elizabeth Warren on the Senate Banking Committee is a BFD!

    by DownstateDemocrat on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 10:11:49 PM PST

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    •  I'm sort of hoping (1+ / 0-)
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      that it will be done like it was for the US Senate.  No Democratic primary which left Baldwin use all her resources for the general election.  Fighting it out between Democratic candidates can get ugly (as the US Senate Republican primary clearly demonstrated).

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 12:48:56 AM PST

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