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Leah Vukmir Not Running For Congress

Vukmir Was One Of The Highest Profile Republicans Considering Run For 5th Congressional District

Leah Vukmir
In this file photo, former Wisconsin State Sen. Leah Vukmir, R-Wis., and former Republican Senate candidate, speaks during a rally Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Mosinee, Wis. The rally will be headlined by President Donald Trump. Mike Roemer/AP Photo

Former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir says she will not run for Congress next year.

Vukmir was one of the highest profile Republicans considering running to replace the retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner in the 5th Congressional District. That is a solidly Republican district covering Milwaukee’s northern and western suburbs.

Vukmir said in a statement that her transition to working for the National Taxpayers Union has been rewarding and given her the chance to “enjoy some personal freedom.” She said she is prioritizing family and friends after serving 16 years in the state Legislature.

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Numerous other Republicans are still considering a run.

Those include former Gov. Scott Walker’s son Matt Walker, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, state Sen. Chris Kapenga, state Reps. Adam Neylon and Scott Allen, former Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson and Ben Voelkel, an aide to U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson.