Baldwin Hits Thompson in Convention Speech
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Rep. Tammy Baldwin, citing Wisconsin's "proud progressive tradition," directly challenged her Republican rival for the Badger State's open Senate seat in her speech to the Democratic National Convention here Thursday evening.
Baldwin mentioned Tommy Thompson by name in her speech, linking the former Wisconsin governor and secretary of Health and Human Services to three more prominent Republicans: Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Gov. Scott Walker.
"I'm here to tell you that they don't speak for all of Wisconsin," Baldwin said of her GOP foils.
Repeatedly, Baldwin said that "the Wisconsin I know" does not support the policies championed by these prominent Republicans -- despite GOP gains in the state since 2010, including Walker's victory in this year's recall election.
On the GOP's plan to cut taxes even for the wealthiest Americans, Baldwin said, "The Wisconsin I know knows that their plan will only bust our budget, not boost our economy."