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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 02:25 AM
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Ex-Wis. Gov. Thompson launches GOP bid for Senate
Source: Associated Press

Dec 1, 3:06 AM EST
Ex-Wis. Gov. Thompson launches GOP bid for Senate
By SCOTT BAUER
Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The toughest opponent Tommy Thompson may have to overcome in next year's U.S. Senate race is Tommy Thompson himself.

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The seat, which has been in Democratic hands since 1957, is opening due to Herb Kohl's retirement. A victory in Wisconsin would be a major pickup for Republicans looking to regain control of the Senate.

One of those challenging Thompson is Jeff Fitzgerald, the conservative speaker of the Wisconsin state Assembly, who helped shepherd through the Legislature Gov. Scott Walker's proposal attacking union rights. The other is Neumann, who has the support of both the Club for Growth and U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, a South Carolina Republican who is a favorite among tea party conservatives.

The only Democrat running is U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, a liberal from Madison.



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Citizen Worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:17 AM
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1. If the people of Wisconsin haven't had enough of Thompson they are truly in need of an exorcism.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 07:14 AM
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2. At least Tommy doesn't have to worry about any of his ex-mistresses coming forward....
... as they all died of old age two decades ago.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 07:31 AM
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3. he came in second in the "persons named Thompson running for president"
poll in 2008. A basset hound named Fred Thompson finished first.
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