House Republican Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is considering a run for the U.S. Senate after Friday’s retirement announcement by Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl
Ryan, appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, said he would announce his decision “very quickly.”
Noting that Kohl just announced his intentions, Ryan said: “It was a bit of a surprise to all of us and so my family and supporters, we’ve just started digesting this.”
“This week, maybe we’ll hear?” host Candy Crowley asked. “Yes,” he said.
Ryan, 41, long a rising star in the GOP, in recent weeks has drawn wide attention, some of it negative, for his Medicare reform proposal, part of a bid to rein in federal spending.
He chairs the House Budget Committee and hails from Janesville, Wis.
Kohl, 76, a wealthy businessman and owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, is in his fourth term. The election for the open seat is in 2012.