Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson appears to be considering any number of political comebacks, ranging from a return to the state’s open governorship, to a Senate run — in which he would likely be a very strong challenger to Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold — or perhaps even mayor of a small town.
“I haven’t said no,” Thompson told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I’m looking at it. I’m looking at governor, I’m looking at senator and I’m looking at mayor of Elroy. One of the three.”
For your information, Elroy is Thompson’s home town. I just called the city hall, and they told me the population is approximately 1,500 people.
Thompson was elected to four terms as governor, starting in 1986 and only left when President George W. Bush appointed him as Secretary of Health and Human Services. He ran for the Republican nomination for president in 2008, but dropped out in the face of bad poll numbers and fundraising in the middle of 2007. He was frequently talked about as a potential Senate candidate in the 1990s and 2000s, but has never run.
(Via Political Wire)