Sen. Jon Erpenbach shut down the rumor mill Tuesday by announcing he will not be running for Tammy Baldwin's soon-to-be-vacant congressional seat.
Erpenbach told WisPolitics.com that the fight to protect Wisconsin's "programs and people is here in Wisconsin."
"So I will not be running for Congress next year," Erpenbach wrote in an email to WisPolitics.com. "Instead, I choose to stay here and fight. I will continue to meet every good intention on the part of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle with good faith of my own, because we can and must move forward. We must bring back to our state the rights and respect Wisconsinites deserve. A better, stronger Wisconsin for our kids and their families is at stake, and that is a future worth fighting for."
Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, Rep. Kelda Helen Roys, D-Madison, and Dane County Treasurer David Worzala have announced they will run for Baldwin's seat.