Wisconsin U.S. Senate election, 2006

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Herb Kohl (D)

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  • Senator: Herb Kohl
  • State: WI
  • Age in '06: 71
  • Prognosis: Safe Dem unless Thompson runs (04/05)


Important Dates

  • Filing Deadline: July 11, 2006
  • Primary: September 12, 2006


Challengers

  • Robert Gerald Lorge (R) (cw)
  • Rae Vogeler (G) (cw)
  • Ben Glatzel (I) (cw)


Results

  • Kohl won 67-30%

Previous elections


Wisconsin presidential election results

  • 2004: Kerry 50% / Bush 49%
  • 2000: Gore 48% / Bush 48%


Narrative

Unless Kohl changes his mind and retires, the seat is safe Democratic. Thompson could make a race of it, though he has eyed private sector employment. Darrow seems unlikely to sink another chunk of his fortune on a second race in a row. Scott Klug was elected the seat currently held by Tammy Baldwin; he may be too moderate to get through the primary. Paul Ryan, though, is basically a money-making machine, consistently leading Wisconsin's House members for fundraising.

External links

  • Wisconsin Senate: Kohl Still in Control -- Kohl (D) Leads Lorge (R) 59% to 31% Rasmussen Reports, August 20, 2006.



Sen. Russ Feingold (D)

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  • Sen. Russ Feingold (D)
  • Next Election in 2010.

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