GOP State Lawmaker Mulls Challenge to Wisconsin Rep. Kind

Posted June 2, 2009 at 3:00pm
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Dan Kapanke

Seven-term Democratic Rep. Ron Kind has dominated most of his elections in Wisconsin’s Democratic-leaning 3rd District. He certainly is not the ripest target for a Republican takeover bid in 2010.

But state Sen. Dan Kapanke , who is thinking about launching a challenge, might at least give the GOP an experienced candidate after it ran a series of little-known contenders in Kind’s recent elections.  

Kapanke said he will officially announce this summer whether he plans on joining the 3rd District race. He told CQ Politics that he has been “approached by people” who are familiar with him and aware of how he works as state senator, adding that he is “encouraged by what he is hearing.”