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  1. Democratic Wisconsin Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin was unopposed in Tuesday’s primary there, but the Republican primary was competitive. Baldwin said before a winner was declared that she would invite whomever her opponent would be to participate in three debates prior to November’s general election.

    Former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson won the GOP primary and will face Baldwin in November for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Herb Kohl.

    fox6now.com »

  2.  Wisconsin residents are seeing more attack ads from Republican Senate candidates Eric Hovde, Tommy Thompson, Mark Neumann and Jeff Fitzgerald as the Aug. 14 primary approaches. 

    According to a new Public Policy Polling survey, Hovde leads Thompson 31 percent to 29 percent with Neumann trailing at 15 percent and Fitzgerald at 9 percent  However, 16 percent of respondents were undecided. The winner of the primary will face Tammy Baldwin (D) this fall.

    jsonline.com »

  3. If Baldwin is elected, Wisconsin’s open Senate seat will remain in Democratic hands, where it’s been since 1957. 

    But that hasn’t been the case in other state-wide offices, where Democrats have been handed a string of defeats since 2010. 

    Washington Post »

  4. As the U.S. Supreme Court works to reach a verdict on President Barack Obama’s healthcare plan, candidates for the open Senate seat in Wisconsin are using healthcare reform as a key talking point.

    Upon four-term Democratic incumbent Herb Kohl’s retirement announcement, Republican candidates former Gov. Tommy Thompson, Dane County businessman Eric Hovde, Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald and former Congressman Mark Neumann entered the race to join fellow party member Ron Johnson as a Wisconsin U.S. Senator.

    All of the GOP candidates advocate for the repeal of Obamacare and the elimination of guaranteed Medicare for state residents. As the only Democratic candidate running, Rep. Tammy Baldwin has said she will strengthen the state’s Medicare and Social Security programs.

    wsaw.com »

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