Since the State Journal is already speculating on who might run to replace Tammy Baldwin if she runs for Senate, I guess I better get my scoop in before somebody else runs it.
Mark Pocan is not the only state representative "seriously considering" a run for Congress. State Rep. Kelda Helen Roys told The Sconz she is also "seriously considering" it.
Roys, 31, is serving her second term in the Assembly, and represents a district that includes the North Side of Madison, the town of Burke and Waunakee. Before her election, she was the executive director of NARAL-Pro Choice Wisconsin, the abortion rights advocacy group.
Roys is 15 years younger than Pocan and 18 years younger than Jon Erpenbach, another likely candidate. If elected, she would be the youngest representative from the 2nd district since at least 1920. Roys, as you might expect, dismisses the notion that she lacks the experience necessary for the position.
"When Tammy Baldwin ran there were others who said 'you're too young, wait your turn,' and she has gone on to become one of the most effective advocates in the nation," she says.