Thompson: 'I'll Make a Decision Tonight'

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MILWAUKEE - Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson tells TODAY'S TMJ4 HD Reporter Mick Trevey that he'll make a decision tonight about whether he plans to run for Senate.

Thompson has been weighing whether to run against Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold this fall.

When asked if he's leaning against a run, Thompson told us, "depends on what part of the day."

"I'm going to make a decision tonight and so far I'm still tussling with it.  I know I can win.  There's no question in my mind I can win.  That's not a factor," Thompson said.  He continued, "Do I want to serve for six years? My family does not support it.  So I'm weighing all those decisions."

Earlier, a source who spoke with TODAY'S TMJ4 HD's Charles Benson said Thompson is leaning against a run.

Thompson is set to announce his future at a "tea party" rally in Madison on Thursday.

Thompson told Trevey, "Nobody knows for sure what I'm going to do tomorrow except me and I don't even know.  So you can get all your advice from my advisers all you want."

Thompson is expected to speak at a "tea party" rally at the state capitol on Thursday.  The rally will happen outside of the capitol building from 11:30AM - 1PM.  The rally is being organized by the group Americans for Prosperity.