- A Rhinelander man is ending his run for the United States Senate.
Kip Smith's campaign revealed the decision in an e-mail this morning.
Smith will make the formal announcement tomorrow morning at ten in front of the courthouse in Rhinelander.
Smith had entered the campaign as a Republican.
He works as a physical therapist, and felt one of his strongest points was that he was not a career politician.
Still in the Republican field are former Governor Tommy Thompson, former Congressman Mark Neumann, investor Eric Hovde and state assembly majority leader Jeff Fitzgerald.
U.S. representative Tammy Baldwin is the lone democrat.
The candidates are seeking the senate seat currently held by Herb Kohl, who decided not to seek another term.
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