Tommy Thompson Launches, With a Warning
Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson officially launched his Senate campaign on Thursday, releasing a two-and-a-half minute web video laying out the reasons why he is running. He also offers up word of caution to supporters.
"You can count on the mudslinging from Washington, the lies from special interest groups. That's not the Wisconsin way. And it's certainly not my way," he says in the video.
The Club for Growth has been hammering Thompson for months, and they have endorsed his GOP opponent, former Rep. Mark Neumann, in the race. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., has also endorsed Neumann and has also warned against the prospect of Thompson winning the nomination. For someone not officially in until today, he's certainly taken a lot of heat from the right.
"I'm running for United States Senate because America's in deep trouble," Thompson also says in the video, adding, "I'll focus on job creation, so we can get families back to work."
Thompson had previously filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to raise money and his team has been sending releases and other emails with a camapign logo for weeks. He filed just after the end of the third quarter fundraising period, so he'll have a full quarter under his belt when the fourth quarter numbers come out at the end of the year.