Friday, September 19th, 2014

Tommy Thompson's file

Thompson

Republican from Wisconsin

Tommy Thompson, a Republican, was a 2012 candidate for the U.S. Senate from Wisconsin. He served as governor of Wisconsin from 1987 until 2001, when he left office to become President George W. Bush's secretary of health and human services. He previously spent 20 years in the Wisconsin Assembly. Thompson briefly ran for president, withdrawing in 2007.

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Tommy Thompson's website

Recent statements involving Tommy Thompson

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Tommy vs. Tammy III: Our US Senate debate roundup

With the election for a critical open U.S. Senate seat just over a week away, Republican Tommy Thompson and Democrat Tammy Baldwin squared off Oct. 26, 2012 in their final debate.

Here's our roundup of repeat claims and how they fared on the Truth-O-Meter.

Tommy v. Tammy II: Senate debate roundup

The second U.S. Senate debate between Republican Tommy Thompson and Democrat Tammy Baldwin covered a lot of familiar ground on taxes, Medicare, health care, Iran and budget deficits as the race entered its final weeks. Here's a look at how the candidates fared on the Truth-O-Meter.

 

In context: Baldwin's "damn right" statement

With our occasional "In context" feature, we look at the context of a quote that is getting attention in the political world. In this case, we look at a snippet from a 2011 speech by Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin.

Her "You're damn right" has already been used to amplify points in two attack ads.

Tommy vs. Tammy: A US Senate debate primer

With polls showing his lead evaporating, Tommy Thompson will meet Tammy Baldwin on Friday for the first of three debates in the race for an open Wisconsin U.S. Senate.

Using past Truth-O-Meter ratings, here's a look at past claims by and about the former Republican governor and the Democratic congresswoman.

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.