Tommy Thompson

  1. I didn’t run to make history, I ran to make a difference,”

    - Rep. Tammy Baldwin after defeating former Gov. Tommy Thompson and becoming the first openly lesbian woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
  2. Marquette Law School Poll shows Democrats ahead in Wisconsin

    The final pre-election results from the Marquette Law School Poll show President Obama and Rep. Tammy Baldwin, Senate candidate, ahead of their opponents with Election Day just four days away.

    After months of riding the Wisconsin polling roller coaster, the latest results show Obama with a significant lead over Romney, 51 percent to 43 percent. Professor Charles Franklin, director of the poll, attributes the jump in results to the candidates’ performances in the debates.

    After a tie in poll results two weeks ago, Baldwin has also moved ahead of her Republican opponent, former Gov. Tommy Thompson, 47 percent to 43 percent.

  3. After significant criticism from Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson’s campaign, Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) speaks out about the speculation against the vote she made five years ago.

  4. Brutal 9/11 ad takes center stage in Wisconsin Senate race

    Eleven years after Sept. 11, 2001, that day’s terrorist attacks are rearing their head in a major way in one of the hottest Senate races in the country.

    Former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson’s (R) campaign today launched a brutal new ad attacking Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) for voting against a 2006 bill commemorating the fifth anniversary of 9/11.

    Read more from the Fix.

  5. Thompson campaign scrambles after weekend gaffes

    Former Wisconsin governor and U.S. Senate hopeful Tommy Thompson has been known for putting his foot in his mouth in the past. But this past weekend, he had some help from his son.

    Jason Thompson, 38 was caught on camera at a Republican event calling for Obama to be sent “back to Chicago, or Kenya.”

    Tommy Thompson also had his own verbal flounder over the weekend, calling his opponent, Rep. Tammy Baldwin, “anti-Jewish.”

    The Thompson campaign later apologized and clarified for these missteps. Read more from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

  6. The latest Marquette Law School poll shows Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) leading former governor Tommy Thompson (R) , 50 percent to 41 percent in the Wisconsin Senate race. When the two recently met for the first debate of the election, their polarizing views illustrated the division shown by the poll. Read more about the debate from the Badger Herald.

  7. 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 »

  8. From WSAU.com

    Let’s keep our family squabbles to ourselves. 

    That, in essence, is what Governor Scott Walker told the four Republican U-S Senate candidates [last week]. He told reporters that he wished Tommy Thompson, Eric Hovde, Mark Neumann, and Jeff Fitzgerald would put out positive messages instead of attacking each other – which has become increasingly common with their primary just two weeks away.

    wsau.com »

  9. [Thompson] knows that the right to keep and bear arms can only mean one thing. Keep means it’s mine and you can’t have it!”

    - Rock star Ted Nugent pledged his support for former Gov. Tommy Thompson — and Second Amendment rights — in the heated Wisconsin Republican Senate primary at an event in Sturtevant, Wis. last week. 

    todaystmj4.com »

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