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Thompson Hits Baldwin With Attack Ad ... About 9/11

A new ad in Wisconsin's heated Senate race may be getting lots of play over the coming days. Why? Well its criticism of a political opponent is centered on one of the most sensitive events in recent history: the 9/11 attacks.

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson's campaign released an ad today blasting Rep. Tammy Baldwin for not honoring 9/11 victims while showing images soldiers, American flags and victims.

The ad is based on a 2006 House resolution commemorating the anniversary of the attacks, which included a "whereas" clause that also praised other things, such as the Patriot Act. So Baldwin, along with 21 other members of Congress, voted against the resolution.

The Thompson ad refers to Baldwin as having an "extreme far-left approach" and that her vote against the resolution is "a slap in the face to every one of their families and anyone who has ever served in the United States military."

In a statement, the campaign said Baldwin has supported other 9/11 memorial measures and described the 2006 resolution as being "politicized" by Republicans by adding on "divisive, political provisions."

Baldwin campaign spokesman John Kraus said in a statement: "Tommy Thompson is so desperate he is using the 9/11 attack on America to make a dishonest ad that tries to use human tragedy for his own political gain. The fact that Tommy Thompson would question Tammy Baldwin's patriotism and love of America is offensive and disgusting."

The Baldwin campaign posted a response from the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin that also characterizes the ad as "desperate" and "disgusting."

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