Tammy Baldwin links Tommy Thompson to Scott Walker

September 6, 2012

In her speech to the Democratic National Convention, Wisconsin Rep. Tammy Baldwin repeatedly linked her opponent this in this fall's Senate race, former governor Tommy Thompson, to her state's current polarizing leader, Gov. Scott Walker.

Walker, who recently overcame a recall election driven by labor unions, is a darling of conservatives and hated by liberals. Thompson, on the other hand, is a moderate who stepped down in 2001. 

Twice Baldwin listed Thompson and Walker in the same sentence. They " "don't speak for all of Wisconsin," she said. "They think theyre the only ones who speak for Wisconsin, but come November the Wisconsin I know ... will speak out loud and clear."

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