Eric Hovde's file:
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Eric Hovde, a hedge fund manager and businessman from Madison, entered politics by running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2012. He finished second in the GOP primary.

Recent statements involving Eric Hovde

Says Tommy Thompson favors Obama's health care mandate, was publicly thanked by Obama for health reform support and that Thompson "says we can't repeal 'Obamacare.'"

Says U.S. Senate rival Tommy Thompson is "a big corporate lobbyist" and has been "lobbying during the middle of the campaign."  

Says U.S. Senate rival Eric Hovde "refused to pay his property taxes until he was taken to court."

President Obama and Nancy Pelosi said "Obamacare" would save money because "they factored in 10 years worth of tax revenue and only six and half years worth of expenses."

As a congressman, Mark Neumann "voted four times to increase our debt."

Recent stories featuring Eric Hovde

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With voters going to the polls Tuesday for Wisconsin's fall primary, here is a look at how the four Republican U.S. Senate candidates fared on the Truth-O-Meter during their contentious race.

In context: Hovde and the "sob stories" quote:

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde of Wisconsin made national headlines in June 2012 for saying he "prayed" that reporters would stop writing "sob" stories about people who, in an example he used, "couldn't get their food stamps or this or that."

In our new "In Context" feature, we provide a full transcript.

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