I said on the show today I did't think this was going to happen. Leinenkugel's name was actually tossed around as a possible Democratic candidate for governor. This story quotes Thompson confidant Bill McCoshen as saying it's going to be tough for Leinenkugel to convince voters he's a Republican after working for Jim Doyle for 18 months.
I find this a fascinating move, if this report is true. How does he distance himself from his time with Doyle? If Tommy Thompson stays out, how does Leinenkugel fare against the two candidates already in; Terrence Wall and David Westlake? How does a four-way race play out of Thompson gets in? How far does the family name take him in Wisconsin?