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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wisconsin Senate Seat Could Be In Play In 2010

I say could be because the Republican, Tommy Thompson, ahead of the incumbent Democrat, Russ Feingold, by 47 percent to 43 percent, hasn't decided to run for the seat as of yet.

One more Democratic senator who has long been regarded as a safe prospect for reelection may be facing a challenging year in 2010.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in Wisconsin finds Republican Tommy Thompson edging incumbent Russ Feingold 47% to 43% in a hypothetical U.S. Senate match-up. Five percent (5%) like some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.

Any incumbent who attracts less than 50% support at this point in a campaign is considered potentially vulnerable.

Thompson, who served as governor of the state from 1987 to 2001 and as secretary of Health and Human Services in President George W. Bush’s first term, is being urged by Republicans to enter the race. However, it remains unclear if he will enter the race. Feingold is seeking a fourth six-year term in the Senate this November.

Thompson leads by 10 points among male voters and breaks nearly even with Feingold among women.

Voters not affiliated with either major party break for Thompson 53% to 36%.

Run Tommy, Run!!!!!!