By Ben Handelman, FOX6 Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE â€” A leaked video starts a firestorm in Wisconsinâ€™s Senate race. This, after one of Republican Tommy Thompsonâ€™s closest advisors tweeted a link in what appears to be an attack on Democrat Tammy Baldwinâ€™s sexual orientation.
Baldwin is openly gay. And before giving one of the biggest speeches of her career at the Democratic National Convention, Congresswoman Baldwin told FOX6â€²s Mike Lowe her sexuality will not be a focus of the campaign.
But as reported by wispolitics.com, Brian Nemoir, Political Director for Republican candidate Tommy Thompson, wrote this short message to followers on Twitter before Baldwinâ€™s speech: â€œClearly, thereâ€™s no one better positioned to talk â€˜heartland valuesâ€™ than Tammy.â€
There was also a link a clip of video from a 2010 gay pride rally in Madison. In the video, Baldwin is seen dancing on stage.
Denise Cawley, who is on the board for Milwaukeeâ€™s LGBT Community Center, calls the tweet an attack.
â€œI think the timing is very interesting as to when he decided to tweet his quote personal opinion,â€ said Cawley.
Nemoir tells FOX6 News he is declining all requests for additional comments.
The Thompson campaign is distancing itself saying, â€œBrian acted on his ownâ€¦He was not representing the Thompson campaign.â€
To read more, visit: Â http://fox6now.com/2012/09/07/leaked-video-creates-firestorm-in-wisconsins-senate-race/
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