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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:04 PM

Remember the Thompson 9/11 ad against Baldwin, looks like it backfired

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/24/1149588/-Tammy-Baldwin-hits-Thompson-on-false-and-vicious-9-11-ad?showAll=yes

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"Tommy Thompsonís ad is a disgrace," the announcer says. "The truth: Time and again, Tammy Baldwin has supported honoring victims of 9/11.

"And Tommy Thompson? He got a government contract to provide health care to 9/11 first responders. But Tommy took advantage, leaving them without the care they were promised. Tommy Thompson personally made over $3 million off the deal. Tommy Thompson should be ashamed."


Wow. Thompson is trying to hit Baldwin over a single, symbolic vote, when he actually profited off of 9/11? True? Absolutely. First, Factcheck.org calls Thompson's ad " false and vicious," saying "this is a case of cherry-picking a vote to distort the facts. Baldwin did honor the victims of the terrorist attacks."

And did Thompson profit personally off of government contracts for care he did not provide to 9/11 first responders? You betcha.

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Reply Remember the Thompson 9/11 ad against Baldwin, looks like it backfired (Original post)
dsc Oct 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Oct 2012 #1
upi402 Oct 2012 #2
mjjoe Oct 2012 #3
mucifer Oct 2012 #4
mjjoe Oct 2012 #6
mucifer Oct 2012 #7
justiceischeap Oct 2012 #5

Response to dsc (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:08 PM

1. Tommy the pig

must be related to rush

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:15 PM

2. I'd call Republicans 'blood sucking vampires'

but that would be unfair to vampires.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:17 PM

3. Outstanding

Seeing Thompson sink in this race has been quite satisfying. I was more than a little concerned that his name recognition would give him too great of an advantage. Baldwin has been an unknown by comparison. Thompson's possibly unresolved issues with alcohol abuse don't exactly instill confidence in me either.

Fortunately, he hasn't been able to run away from his record since his time as governor. He has also been unable to run away from his own public statements about Medicare and his tax records.

Looking forward to a Baldwin victory along with an Obama victory.

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Response to mjjoe (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:04 PM

4. I thought thompson has bought the election and they are neck and neck

I could be wrong. I heard he is all over the airwaves with his lies and he has risen in the polls.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 05:00 AM

6. Still looking solid

I've been keeping an eye on the Senate forecasts from Five Thirty-Eight and Princeton Election Consortium. Both are solid for Baldwin. The former gives her an 85.1% chance of victory (as of 10/19). The latter describes her as a clear leader based on a median of available polls (as of 10/22).

We still have to get to Election Day, of course, but it seems Baldwin is in a strong position to win.

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Response to mjjoe (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:04 AM

7. Wonderful!

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:12 PM

5. If you have it to spare, donate to Tammy

so she can get these ads out.

https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/27778


I've been trying to donate to senate races throughout the US, particularly the women running. I think this upcoming cycle (or the last--can't recall) could have the least amount of female politicians.

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