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Terrence Wall drops WI-Senate bid

Update, 4:02 pm: In an email to supporters, Wall confirmed his exit from the race. "With great reluctance, I am withdrawing my candidacy from the United States Senate race against Russ Feingold," he wrote.

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Developer Terrence Wall (R) is expected to end his Wisconsin Senate bid by week's end, according to an informed Republican in the state, a move that would largely unite the party behind businessman Ron Johnson's (R) challenge to Sen. Russ Feingold (D) this fall.

An announcement from Wall is "imminent," according to a report by WisPolitics.com. Wall's manager, Ryan Murray, is out, according to GOP sources cited in the report, and two of Wall's campaign co-chairs are slated to switch their support to Johnson.

The expected announcement would come less than a week after another contender in the race, former Wisconsin Commerce Secretary Dick Leinenkugel (R), dropped out and announced he was backing Johnson.

Wall had been struggling to gain traction in the race. He had been self-funding his bid but came in a distant second at last weekend's state Republican Party convention with 18 percent behind Johnson's 64 percent.

The announcement clears the way for Johnson to become the frontrunner in the race and avoide a costly September primary. Another GOP contender, businessman David Westlake (R) did not make it past the first ballot at last week's convention, but he is expected to petition his way onto the ballot.

-- Felicia Sonmez

By The Fix  |  May 27, 2010; 1:44 PM ET
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Comments

hey drindl, look on the bright side, maybe this Ron Johnson will get elected president next. Looks like he is at the least as qualified as the current president and all the criminals that he has appointed to help him lead our country.

Let's see what catchy slogan good ole' Ron comes up with (like hope and change) to sucker all the gullible people in who want to believe that an elitist is going to be on the side of the middle class, and solve all their problems for them and make the price on everything skyrocket, necessarily, obviously. wake up and smell the corruption and vote for Barack again, because he is a democrat, does that make perfect sense? since they are doing such a wonderful job and have another jobs bill on the way... but wait what did the last jobs bill do...hmm there was lots of census workers wondering around but I don't see much more jobs being available, except for census jobs of the people they lay off so they can hire them again to make it look like they are making some real progress, which is just a game for the people who are not smart enough or don't have the time to look at what is really happening.

Posted by: IheartYouREALLY | June 1, 2010 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Who cares? Feingold will win easily anyway.

Posted by: sgtpepper23 | May 28, 2010 1:17 AM | Report abuse

'Ranting to yourself now drivl?

Posted by: bumblingberry'

well zouk, that would have to be you, but that's nothing new, is it?

Posted by: drindl | May 27, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Ranting to yourself now drivl?

Posted by: bumblingberry | May 27, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

So Russ Feingold will be challenged by a guy who Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" his "foundational book", eh?

Ron Johnson, the nth Republican candidate to run against Senator Russ Feingold, has revealed the true reason he’s running for office.

It’s not to change the world for the better.

It’s not to combat some entrenched money-baggers or root out corruption.

It’s because he’s rich.

This revelation came out on right-wing squaker Charlie Sykes’s show:

Charlie Sykes: Was there a moment where you’re sitting on your couch, and you go, maybe its gonna be me. Maybe that I have, maybe I’m the guy that has to step forward and, and, and do this thing.

Ron Johnson: You know there actually was. I was watching FOX News and, uh, Dick Morris came on. He was talking about, uh, hey Russ Feingold is vulnerable. Hey, if you’re a rich guy in the state of Wisconsin maybe you ought to decide to run.'

So since he'e a rich plastics manufacturer, he's decided to run.

Posted by: drindl | May 27, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

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