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Wisconsin Senate ads continue negative tone

The Wisconsin Senate race between Tammy Baldwin and Tommy Thompson may be the most negative in the country according to one assessment of the campaigns’ advertising — which the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Craig Gilbert reported on this weekend. A mix … Continue reading

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Updated: Wisconsin Senate candidates criticize each other over Sept. 11 ads

Democratic Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin released a new ad today targeting Republican Tommy Thompson for “cashing in on connections” to get a contract treating first responders from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Thompson’s campaign released an ad yesterday blasting Baldwin … Continue reading

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Thompson’s ‘bucket list’ for Wisconsin: farms, lakes and education

Federal elections often can become consumed by national, overarching problems. Medicare, the national economy, health care, U.S. international relations all are in the purview of a member of Congress. Those and others are essential issues for candidates to address, but … Continue reading

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New polls only agree that Wisconsin Senate race is tight

Two new polls split on which candidate leads Wisconsin’s Senate race. According to Rasmussen, former governor Tommy Thompson leads U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, 48-46. In an internal poll released today by Baldwin’s campaign, the Democrat leads Thompson, 49-44. Real Clear … Continue reading

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Baldwin outraises Thompson in Wisconsin Senate race

Democrat Tammy Baldwin raised more money during the last three months and has more cash to spend in Wisconsin’s Senate race. Republican Tommy Thompson raised $2.2 million since the August GOP primary and has about $2 million in cash, according … Continue reading

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Baldwin says Republicans ‘manufactured crises’ in Congress

I talked to Rep. Tammy Baldwin for a few minutes on Friday while researching a story running in tomorrow’s papers. Ben Jones and I put together a grid detailing the major U.S. Senate candidates’ platforms on eight topics. Baldwin faces … Continue reading

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For the ride home: Thursday, Oct. 11

In our extended (by necessity) VP debate edition, the headlines you may have missed today: Paul Ryan’s previous debate opponents tell Politico about the vice presidential candidate’s strengths and weaknesses. NPR has a helpful glossary of terms that could (almost … Continue reading

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Thompson condemns Republican lawmaker’s rape comments

In a short statement released this afternoon, Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson denounced a GOP state lawmaker’s comments that “some girls rape easy.” “As a husband, a father of two daughters and the grandfather of six beautiful granddaughters, I am … Continue reading

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Louisiana Gov. Jindal endorses Thompson

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal endorsed Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson today. Thompson, a former governor, faces Rep. Tammy Baldwin in the Wisconsin Senate race. Jindal is a frequent surrogate for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in swing states and reportedly … Continue reading

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Ad wars continue in Wisconsin Senate race

Crossroads, the super PAC co-founded by Karl Rove, plans to spend another $1.2 million in Wisconsin’s Senate race. Politico reported this morning that the Wisconsin ads are part of a $5 million plan in five Senate races. Crossroads already has … Continue reading

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