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Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald issues statement on potential run for Congress

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin Senate Majorly Leader Scott Fitzgerald is considering a run for Congress.

He issued a statement today saying he is considering running for the 5TH Congressional District.

"I was proud to partner with Governor Walker and spearhead the strongest conservative reforms in a generation. Together we put taxpayers first, set the stage for a growing economy, and protected freedom. Everyone knows that D.C. is a mess, and in need of more Wisconsin-style common sense. President Trump needs strong allies to fix it and in the coming days I'll seriously weigh a run for Congress with my family and my team."​​​​​​​

On Wednesday, longtime Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner announced he will not run for a 22nd term, representing the suburban Milwaukee area. 

Former state Sen. Leah Vukmir, also a Republican, said Thursday she is also "strongly considering" running. 

Fitzgerald is a Republican senator representing District 13 in Wisconsin. He was first elected to the office in 1994.

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