How Tommy Thompson’s win in Wisconsin changes the Senate majority fight
Former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson’s narrow victory in Wisconsin’s Republican Senate primary on Tuesday not only bolsters his party’s chances of winning the
seat in the fall election but also betters the GOP’s chances of re-claiming the majority in the chamber this November.
Thompson, a former four-term governor of the Badger State, was lambasted during the primary as insufficiently conservative on a whole range of issues including health care. Of course, that same moderate image works to Thompson’s advantage in a general election fight against Rep. Tammy Baldwin where his task will be to win over independents and even some leaning Democratic voters.
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