Sunday, September 30, 2012
Former governor and Cabinet secretary under President George W. Bush now vying for Senate seat.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Name : Tommy Thompson Age : 70 Place of residence : Madison Attended college : Yes College : University of Wisconsin-Madison Degree : Bachelor's Year of graduation : 1963 University : University of Wisconsin Law School Degree : Law degree Year of graduation : 1966 Has served in the military: Yes Rank : Captain Job titles held : Former Health and Human Services Secretary under George W. Bush Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Federal office Running for position: U.S. Senate Chamber/district: Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : Wisconsin Governor, Wisconsin State Assembly Representative Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Website : www.tommyforwisconsin.com --- Sources: Electful, Palm Beach Post (AP)
Congresswoman Baldwin was the first woman elected to Congress in Wisconsin
Name : Tammy Baldwin Age : 50 Place of residence : Madison Attended college : Yes College : Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts Degree : A.B. degree with majors in government and mathematics. Year of graduation : 1984 University : University of Wisconsin Law School Degree : Law degree Year of graduation : 1989 Military service Has served in the military: No Rank : NA Job titles held : Elected congresswoman to Wisconsin’s Second Congressional District, lawyer, County Board supervisor, Madison Common Council, WI State Representative for the 78th Assembly District (central and south Madison). Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Federal office Running for position: U.S. Senate Chamber/district: Incumbent: No Previous elective …
Former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson is squaring off against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin in a bid to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson is taking on Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin for the chance to represent Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate — taking the seat now held by Democrat Herb Kohl, who is retiring in January. The race has drawn national attention and endorsements because Republicans have a shot to wrestle the seat away from Democrats. Depending on outcomes in other states, the November election could help give the GOP control of the Senate. Although Thompson was leading Baldwin after his August primary election win, the Madison congresswoman has been in the lead in the most recent polls. In its analysis of the race, the nonpartisan RealClearPolitics.com says: "Baldwin received quite a bump in the polls in the wake of the …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Among Wisconsin's influential conservatives, Jeff Fitzgerald now has plurality support over Tommy Thompson, Eric Hovde and Mark Neumann, but they still see Thompson as their best bet for defeating Democratic candidate Tammy Baldwin in November.
In the primary season, a lot can change in a month. A recent Patch survey of influential Wisconsin conservatives proved just that. A plurality of Wisconsin Republican insiders now favor Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald for their party's U.S. Senate nominee, according to the unscientific survey. Fitzgerald has generally polled behind former Gov. Tommy Thompson and businessmen Mark Neumann and Eric Hovde throughout the race. In fact, a similar Patch survey in mid-July of the same political insiders showed Hovde as the favorite with Thompson close behind and Fitzgerald trailing at 10 percent, a spread that mirrored most representative polling data. Thursday's survey, which asked for whom the 53 respondents would vote if the election were held…
Former Gov. Tommy Thompson and businessman Eric Hovde appear to be frontrunners, but many voters still undecided - which could help candidates Mark Neumann and Jeff Fitzgerald.
When conservative voters went to the polls in Wisconsin’s recent recall elections, their choice for candidates was pretty clear. Tuesday’s U.S. Senate Republican primary, however, poses a difficult decision for voters — and a clear favorite is far from evident. Hedge fund manager and businessman Eric Hovde; former Gov. Tommy Thompson; state Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald; and former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann will face each other in the statewide primary. The winner will advance to take on Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin in the Nov. 6 election for the seat left vacant by the retirement of Democrat Herb Kohl. Gov. Scott Walker, who has said he will remain neutral in the primary, said the quartet of candidates have combined to offer voters …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Previous polls suggest former governor Tommy Thompson is in the lead, but the key Tea Party endorsement went to Mark Neumann and businessman Eric Hovde is liked by Patch's GOP insiders.
In 1988, the Bradley Center opened, a sparkling new venue for the basketball team owned by Herb Kohl, who celebrated that year by taking office as a U.S. Senator. The arena and Kohl’s service followed parallel paths; both are up for replacement. The Democrat announced that he would not seek a fifth term, sparking a furious effort by member of the GOP to earn the nomination in a general election. Tuesday’s primary election will select that nominee from among Tommy Thompson, Mark Neumann, Eric Hovde and Jeff Fitzgerald. And unlike many primaries, it’s tough to say today who will come out on top. Thompson, the former governor, topped the latest Marquette University poll but plenty of voters continued to call themselves undecided. Our own …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Former congressman and U.S. Senate candidate joins the Tea Party bus on a statewide tour just days before the Republican primary election.
With just five days before the primary election, U.S. Senate candidate Mark Neumann continued his trip around Wisconsin Thursday with the Tea Party Express bus, making a stop in Waukesha County. Neumann's first stop of the day-long tour was at the Country Springs Hotel Thursday morning where, in front of a modest crowd of supporters, he outlined the three key issues he’ll address if elected to the open Senate seat. “The first thing that we need to do to restore this great nation is we need to restore the government to the principles that are in the constitution of the United States of America,” Neumann said. According to Neumann, that includes the right to bear arms. Second, he says he fully intends to repeal the Affordable Care Act and …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
GOP Senate hopeful and former Gov. Tommy Thompson picked up support from former House speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich Tuesday.
With one week left before the Aug. 14 primaries, former Gov. Tommy Thompson, a frontrunner for the GOP nomination for Wisconsin U.S. senator, picked up support from a national figure Tuesday. Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker who made a run for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, campaigned with Thompson Tuesday morning in La Crosse, expressing his support. "I believe we need a senator who actually knows what they’re doing," the La Crosse Tribune quoted Gingrich as saying. "We need people who have the knowledge and experience and the skills of getting things done. … I believe he can reach across the aisle and actually help make the Senate effective in a way nobody else in this race could." According to the Tribune, Gingrich also …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Former Gov. Tommy Thompson, businessman Eric Hovde, Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald and former congressman Mark Neumann square off in GOP primary for Wisconsin's open U.S. Senate seat. Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin is unopposed.
A highly contested GOP primary for the U.S. Senate nomination culminates Tuesday, with four Republicans vying for their party's nomination to take on Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin in the November general election. The race has pitted the four GOP hopefuls against each other as they campaign for the six-year seat being vacated by Sen. Herb Kohl, who is retiring. The race has drawn national attention and endorsements because Republicans have a shot to wrestle the seat away from Democrats. Depending on outcomes in other states, the November election could help give the GOP control of the Senate. Former Gov. Tommy Thompson, businessman Eric Hovde, Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald and former congressman Mark Neumann are vying for their…
Friday, August 3, 2012
Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer says her organization will devote time and money to helping Neumann win the Aug. 14 GOP primary.
The Tea Party Express plans to put some of its resources and political muscle into Wisconsin in the coming days to support candidate Mark Neumann in the Republican primary for the open U.S. Senate seat. Amy Kremer, chairman of the group, which is the nation’s largest tea party political action committee, made a trip to Wisconsin Friday to formally endorse Neumann at campaign stops in Milwaukee, Green Bay and Madison. At the Milwaukee County War Memorial stop Friday morning, Kremer said Neumann has proven he "will fight for what's right and stand on principle" and he understands what she calls the "problems" in Washington. "We believe that he is the true conservative that can win this seat and go to Washington to represent the people," …