A Democrat consultant said Tuesday that Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), who represented Wisconsin’s third district for two decades, lacks the “cajones” to run for higher office.
“Kind has some of the best hair in politics. He has a good golf swing. And he’s the biggest tease in Wisconsin politics,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote of the Wisconsin Democrat. “For more than two decades now, Kind has talked about running for higher office and then not followed through.”
Kind has represented Wisconsin’s third district since 1997. Despite multiple statements over his decades-long career in the House that he would run for higher office, he has yet to do so.
Kind said in 2000 he would take a “real hard look at” running for governor within two years. He did not run for governor, the highest position in the Badger State. Kind discussed the idea of running for governor four times and