State Democrats are criticizing Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson on his owning multiple homes, and not being able to quickly remember all of them.
A story in a Milwaukee newspaper reports former Governor Thompson owns four homes, including a Florida mansion purchased last year. When Thompson was quizzed about the properties last week, at first he said he has three homes, but his campaign staff later acknowledged a fourth site, a million dollar condo near the Wisconsin Dells. The paper also reported Thompson rapidly bought and sold condos in Washington D.C. over the last decade. State Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate says Thompson is out of touch with average people in Wisconsin.
"He went to Washington, made millions of dollars."
The Thompson campaign did not respond to a request for comment. The campaign did issue press releases about the national rifle association endorsing Thompson and a new Thompson ad that accuses Democratic candidate Tammy Baldwin of lying about the Republican's record.