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Feingold May Be Vulnerable If Thompson Seeks His Wisconsin Senate Seat

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If former Gov. Tommy Thompson gets into the Wisconsin race for U.S. Senate, Democrats could find themselves with another vulnerable incumbent on their hands in three-term Sen. Russ Feingold, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted Jan. 26.

Thompson leads Feingold, 47 percent to 43 percent, with 6 percent preferring some other candidate and 4 percent undecided. The margin of error is 4.5 points.

As of now, there are two Republicans officially running for Feingold's job -- real estate developer Terrence Wall and businessman Dave Westlake. Asked whether he would jump in, Thompson told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel last November, "I haven't said no. I'm looking at it. I'm looking at governor, I'm looking at senator and I'm looking at mayor of Elroy [his home town]. One of the three."

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