What, if anything, does this portend for us here in WI-8? Kevin offers this:
I'll admit I had the same thought at first, but on the other hand I'm not convinced this would automatically be a good thing.
4) Kagen Must Really Be Scared Now.
Admittedly, this demand by Marc Savard for Kagen to follow Obey's lead and resign from Congress is about the dumbest thing I've read today, but the adding on from a number of 8th Congressional campaigns (WisPolitics links to press releases by Trager and Ribble) is just a reminder to Kagen that it's going to be a tough year for Democrats on the Congressional level.
When you have Dave Obey bailing on re-election, what does it say about Kagen's chances?
I believe Kagen is beatable, but it's far from a sure thing, especially given his large fundraising advantage. Perhaps having a well-funded incumbent to run against helps to focus what has been a somewhat unwieldy Republican field up to this point.
If Kagen decided not to run, I can only imagine what the next six months would look like. I wonder if all those labor PAC's would ask for their money back?