35th Assembly District an open race

If you’re following things in the 35th Assembly District, you know that I offered speculation back in January that Rep. Don Friske (R-Merrill) might not be seeking another term, after 10 years in the state legislature: 

https://jimrosenberg.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/feingold-on-war-new-race-in-the-35th-assembly-district/

That came true late last week and you can view his discussion here:

http://addins.waow.com/blogs/political/?p=952 

Of course, no good pol blindsides his party and Don is a good one, so it was only a matter of time before we found out who a potential successor might be.  So far, it’s Jeremy Cordova of the Utech Agency in Merrill, affiliated with the Murphy Insurance Group.  I talked to both Friske and Cordova this morning and this looks like a sure thing, with annoucements expected today.   Meanwhile, Democrat Jay Schmelling has all but announced his candidacy and we’ll see if there are more candidates for this open seat race in the 35th.

JR

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