Articles Tagged 'Tommy Thompson'

Poll shows Democrat Baldwin leading Wisconsin U.S. Senate race

November 1, 2012
(Reuters) – Wisconsin Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin could make history next week as the first openly gay member of the U.S. Senate, according to the final poll before the November 6 election released on Wednesday by the Marquette University Law school. The poll showed Baldwin had a 47 to 43 percent lead among likely voters over Republican former governor Tommy… READ MORE

Tommy Thompson’s son calls for sending Obama back ‘to Kenya’

October 18, 2012 Jason Thompson, the son of former Gov. Tommy Thompson, wascaught on video Sunday suggesting at a Republican event that voters this fall could send President Barack Obama back “to Kenya.” “We have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago – or Kenya,” Jason Thompson, an attorney at Michael Best and Friedrich, said during a… READ MORE

Momentum shifts to Democrat in tight Wisconsin Senate race

October 1, 2012
(Reuters) – Fresh off a nasty battle to recall Wisconsin’s governor in the spring, the state has another high profile political fight on its hands for the U.S. Senate. But after an expensive four-way Republican primary that he won narrowly, Senate candidate and former governor Tommy Thompson was left “broke” – forcing him to raise more money and campaign less.… READ MORE

Health Care Takes Center Stage in Wisconsin Senate Debate

September 30, 2012
By Meredith Shiner, Roll Call The Democrats’ signature health care law helped cost three-term Wisconsin incumbent Russ Feingold his seat in 2010. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) made clear tonight that she thinks her support of the law will help her secure victory over former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R). The debate between the two candidates revealed what campaign spots in recent… READ MORE

Leaked video creates firestorm in Wisconsin’s Senate race

September 9, 2012
By Ben Handelman, FOX6 Milwaukee MILWAUKEE — A leaked video starts a firestorm in Wisconsin’s Senate race. This, after one of Republican Tommy Thompson’s closest advisors tweeted a link in what appears to be an attack on Democrat Tammy Baldwin’s sexual orientation. Baldwin is openly gay. And before giving one of the biggest speeches of her career at the Democratic… READ MORE

In Wisconsin, Tommy Thompson’s Struggle to Break Through

September 2, 2012
By Meredith Shiner, Roll Call Staff
TAMPA, Fla. – From a stage looking down on a beer and brat fest to fete Wisconsin, vice presidential nomineePaul Ryan, the man of the hour, gave the state’s GOP Senate candidate, Tommy Thompson, a shout-out. “I can’t tell you how proud I am about Wisconsin, how proud I am about our leaders that… READ MORE

Tommy Thompson wins Wisconsin Senate nod

August 15, 2012
Wisconsin Republicans bucked tea party forces to pick 70-year-old former Gov. Tommy Thompson, a pillar of the GOP establishment, as their Senate standard-bearer Tuesday in a contest that could determine control of the upper chamber. Thompson, who served four terms as governor, beat back a pair of well-funded, stubborn challengers in a closely contested race,

Thompson Tries Comeback in Senate as Tea Party Remakes Wisconsin

August 14, 2012
(Bloomberg) – Tommy Thompson, the longest-serving governor in Wisconsin history, dropped to the floor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board room last week and ripped through his morning push-up routine, as a video camera recorded a state political icon exercising in his stocking feet. “Thompson flexes muscle,” read the headline on a video posted by the newspaper in its… READ MORE

Club for Growth no fan of Gov. Thompson

May 19, 2011
by Seth McLaughlin, The Washington Times If it’s up to the Club for Growth, Republicans won’t nominate former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson for the U.S. Senate seat that Democrat Herb Kohl plans to walk away from next year. “Tommy Thompson raised taxes as governor, supported ObamaCare, and now he wants to run for the United States Senate?” Chris Chocola, president… READ MORE

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