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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 stories featuring Eric Hovde

Roundup: Our Republican U.S. Senate primary primer

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.