The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

No Paul Ryan Bid for Senate


NBC News is reporting that Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, will not run for Senate in 2012.

Word broke that former Gov. Tommy Thompson is preparing a bid; Thompson had told associates he wouldn’t run if Ryan did.

We shouldn’t be surprised; Ryan obviously has a full plate as chair of the House Budget Committee; with fiscal and budgetary issues front and center now (and likely all the way through Election Day 2012), Ryan would have had to abandon his grand reform plan, just for a chance to become a junior senator.

Tags: Paul Ryan , Tommy Thompson


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