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Senator Paul Ryan?

With Democratic Senator Herb Kohl of Wisconsin retiring, people are beginning to test the waters for running to replace him in 2012. Among them is GOP star Congressman Paul Ryan, who says he will decide this week whether or not to run. Some people believe that he will want to stay in the House of Representatives so that he can chair the powerful Ways and Means Committee. Potential challengers for the seat include former Congressman Mike Neumann, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, and Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald on the Republican side, and Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, Congressman Ron Kind, and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on the Democratic side.

Update: He has decided not to run, citing that he can have a bigger impact on policy in the House.
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In the budget there should be a clause that lowers the pay for congressional members back to the level of three years ago. Everyone is in trouble financially and congress should cut back also. Very few of congressional members could hold a job in the private sector . They are only interested in the perks and re-election. It would also be a good idea for them to not grant their own pay increases. The citizens of the U.S. should decide if they have earned it.

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