Thompson wins Senate primary, advances to face Baldwin in November
By Lee Bergquist and Don Walker of the Journal SentinelTommy G. Thompson won a fierce Republican primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday on the theme of electability, as voters agreed with the former governor’s claim that he represented the best chance to win the seat in November and help the GOP regain control of the Senate from Democrats.The Associated Press called the race at 10:30 p.m.
Thompson, 70, defeated businessman Eric Hovde, home builder and former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann and Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald in a primary that languished for months in the shadow of recall politics.
He now faces U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat, in a race that will likely turn on the key issues of taxes, energy and health care.
The election presents voters with a sharp ideological choice that could help determine which party controls the Senate. But it could again be overshadowed by a suddenly more prominent Wisconsin narrative – the vice presidential bid of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan.
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WUPN: Looks Like Thompson will run against Balbwin in November with 88% of the vote in.