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.