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Former Assembly Speaker Sheridan pondering return to Capitol

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 MADISON (WKOW) -- Former Democratic Wisconsin Assembly speaker Mike Sheridan says he's considering running for an open state Senate seat.

The Janesville Gazette reports Friday that Sheridan is eying the seat being vacated by retiring Democratic Sen. Tim Cullen.

Sheridan lost his Assembly seat in 2010 after he disclosed he was dating a lobbyist for the payday loan industry around the time he softened his stance on regulating that industry.

Since 2012, Sheridan has lobbied for the AFL-CIO, a labor union. Sheridan told the newspaper that he is considering a run after Democratic state Rep. Andy Jorgensen decided to seek re-election to the Assembly rather than vie for the Senate seat.

Democratic Rep. Janis Ringhand, of Evansville, has announced she is running for the Senate seat.
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