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}}{{tnr}}'''Tommy Thompson''' (b. November 19, 1941) is a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]] from [[Wisconsin]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Tommy Thompson''' (b. November 19, 1941) was a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]] from [[Wisconsin]]. He lost in the general election.<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/WI/senate ''CNN'' "Wisconsin Senate Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref>
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
Thompson was previously the governor of Wisconsin and served as Secretary of Health and Human Services under George W. Bush.<ref>[http://www.tommyforwisconsin.com/tommy/ Campaign website "Bio"]</ref>
 
Thompson was previously the governor of Wisconsin and served as Secretary of Health and Human Services under George W. Bush.<ref>[http://www.tommyforwisconsin.com/tommy/ Campaign website "Bio"]</ref>
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
Tommy outlines his RESTORE plan on his campaign website:<ref>[http://www.tommyforwisconsin.com/issues/ Campaign website "Issues"]</ref>
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Tommy outlined his RESTORE plan on his campaign website:<ref>[http://www.tommyforwisconsin.com/issues/ Campaign website "Issues"]</ref>
 
"Governor Thompson has announced RESTORE policy initiatives that tackle our country’s most pressing economic issues, including:
 
"Governor Thompson has announced RESTORE policy initiatives that tackle our country’s most pressing economic issues, including:
 
*Tackling our burgeoning debt through entitlement and budget reform;
 
*Tackling our burgeoning debt through entitlement and budget reform;
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:: ''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Wisconsin, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Wisconsin, 2012]]''
  
Thompson ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]], representing [[Wisconsin]]. He is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.<ref name="hwp">[http://hudson-wi.patch.com/articles/former-wisconsin-governor-tommy-thompson-files-senate-papers-with-federal-election-commission ''Hudson, WI Patch'' "Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson Files Senate Papers With Federal Election Commission," Accessed January 6, 2012]</ref> He defeated [[Mark Neumann]], [[Jeff Fitzgerald]], and [[Eric Hovde]] in the August 14 Republican primary.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/WI_US_Senate_0814.html?SITE=WISNTVELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''WISN'' Primary Results]</ref>
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Thompson ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]], representing [[Wisconsin]]. He ran on the Republican ticket,<ref name="hwp">[http://hudson-wi.patch.com/articles/former-wisconsin-governor-tommy-thompson-files-senate-papers-with-federal-election-commission ''Hudson, WI Patch'' "Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson Files Senate Papers With Federal Election Commission," Accessed January 6, 2012]</ref> having defeated [[Mark Neumann]], [[Jeff Fitzgerald]], and [[Eric Hovde]] in the August 14 Republican primary.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/WI_US_Senate_0814.html?SITE=WISNTVELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''WISN'' Primary Results]</ref> He lost to [[Tammy Baldwin]] (D) in the general election.<ref name="cnnr"/>
  
The University of Virginia's Center for Politics published an article called [http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/tilting-the-toss-ups-the-eight-races-that-will-decide-the-senate/ Sabato's Crystal Ball] on March 22, 2012 detailing the 8 races in the [[U.S. Senate|Senate]] in 2012 that will decide the political fate of which party will end up with control in 2013.<ref name="sabato">[http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/tilting-the-toss-ups-the-eight-races-that-will-decide-the-senate/ ''Center for Politics'' "Tilting the Toss Ups – the Eight Races That Will Decide the Senate" Accessed April 9, 2012]</ref> The seat rated a toss-up that the Sabato's Crystal Ball believes could be decided by the party's nomination is the [[U.S. Senate|Senate]] seat in [[Wisconsin]]. If former [[Governor]] [[Tommy Thompson]] ([[Republican|R]]) can win the [[Republican]] nomination and make it to the general election in November, the articles believes he would have a significant edge.<ref name="sabato"/> According to the article, "Given the current state of these toss ups, it’s not a stretch to think that a [[Tommy Thompson|Thompson]] victory in [[Wisconsin]] could end up giving [[Republican]]s their 51st [[U.S. Senate|Senate seat]]."<ref name="sabato"/>
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The University of Virginia's Center for Politics published an article called [http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/tilting-the-toss-ups-the-eight-races-that-will-decide-the-senate/ Sabato's Crystal Ball] on March 22, 2012 detailing the 8 races in the [[U.S. Senate|Senate]] in 2012 that would decide the political fate of which party will end up with control in 2013.<ref name="sabato">[http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/tilting-the-toss-ups-the-eight-races-that-will-decide-the-senate/ ''Center for Politics'' "Tilting the Toss Ups – the Eight Races That Will Decide the Senate" Accessed April 9, 2012]</ref> The seat, rated a toss-up, was one that the Sabato's Crystal Ball believed could be decided by the party's nomination. The articles believed Thompson would have a significant edge in the general election.<ref name="sabato"/> According to the article, "Given the current state of these toss ups, it’s not a stretch to think that a [[Tommy Thompson|Thompson]] victory in [[Wisconsin]] could end up giving [[Republican]]s their 51st [[U.S. Senate|Senate seat]]."<ref name="sabato"/>
  
Two democratic political action committees, Majority PAC and Women Vote! have spent money running ads against Hovde and Thompson.  Majority PAC spent $370,000 and Women Vote! spent $420,000.  Overall, $3.4 million were spent by outside groups about Republican candidates in the senate primary race.<ref>[http://www.iwatchnews.org/2012/08/13/10674/outside-spending-helps-make-wisconsin-senate-primary-tossup ''iWatch News'' "Outside spending helps make Wisconsin Senate primary a tossup" Accessed August 16, 2012]</ref>
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Two democratic political action committees, Majority PAC and Women Vote! spent money running ads against Hovde and Thompson.  Majority PAC spent $370,000 and Women Vote! spent $420,000.  Overall, $3.4 million were spent by outside groups about Republican candidates in the senate primary race.<ref>[http://www.iwatchnews.org/2012/08/13/10674/outside-spending-helps-make-wisconsin-senate-primary-tossup ''iWatch News'' "Outside spending helps make Wisconsin Senate primary a tossup" Accessed August 16, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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==Polls==
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Tommy Thompson
Tommy Thompson (Wisconsin).jpg
Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Wisconsin
PartyRepublican
Prior offices
Governor of Wisconsin
1987-2001
Wisconsin State Assembly
1966-1987
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
J.D.University of Wisconsin Law School
Personal
BirthdayNovember 19, 1941
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Campaign website
Tommy Thompson (b. November 19, 1941) was a 2012 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Wisconsin. He lost in the general election.[1]

Biography

Thompson was previously the governor of Wisconsin and served as Secretary of Health and Human Services under George W. Bush.[2]

Issues

Tommy outlined his RESTORE plan on his campaign website:[3] "Governor Thompson has announced RESTORE policy initiatives that tackle our country’s most pressing economic issues, including:

  • Tackling our burgeoning debt through entitlement and budget reform;
  • Repealing Obamacare and replacing it with market-based solutions;
  • Boosting our economy through tax simplification and reduction;
  • Reforming our budget process and cutting wasteful spending, such as excessive federal worker pay; and
  • Enacting a pro-growth energy policy."

Elections

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in Wisconsin, 2012

Thompson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Wisconsin. He ran on the Republican ticket,[4] having defeated Mark Neumann, Jeff Fitzgerald, and Eric Hovde in the August 14 Republican primary.[5] He lost to Tammy Baldwin (D) in the general election.[1]

The University of Virginia's Center for Politics published an article called Sabato's Crystal Ball on March 22, 2012 detailing the 8 races in the Senate in 2012 that would decide the political fate of which party will end up with control in 2013.[6] The seat, rated a toss-up, was one that the Sabato's Crystal Ball believed could be decided by the party's nomination. The articles believed Thompson would have a significant edge in the general election.[6] According to the article, "Given the current state of these toss ups, it’s not a stretch to think that a Thompson victory in Wisconsin could end up giving Republicans their 51st Senate seat."[6]

Two democratic political action committees, Majority PAC and Women Vote! spent money running ads against Hovde and Thompson. Majority PAC spent $370,000 and Women Vote! spent $420,000. Overall, $3.4 million were spent by outside groups about Republican candidates in the senate primary race.[7]

Polls

Tammy Baldwin vs. Tommy Thompson
Poll Tommy Thompson Tammy BaldwinAnother CandidateNot sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Rasmussen Reports (November 2, 2012
48%48%1%2%+/-4750
Rasmussen Poll (October 28,2012)
48%47%2%4%+/-4.5500
Quinnipiac University (August 23,2012)
50%44%1%4%+/-2.81,190
Rasmussen Poll (August 15, 2012)
54%43%1%3%+/-4.5500
Rasmussen Poll (July 25, 2012)
41%48%5%6%+/-4.5500
AVERAGES 48.2% 46% 2% 3.8% +/-4.06 688
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Campaign donors

2012

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Thompson's reports.[8]

Tommy Thompson Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]March 31, 2012$539,712.26$6,680,012.46$(428,610.53)$779,114.19
July Quarterly[10]June 30, 2012$779,114.19$827,887.45$(865,382.80)$741,618.84
Running totals
$7,507,899.91$(1,293,993.33)

Personal

Thompson is married with three children and eight grandchildren.[11]

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