State Democrats are calling on Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson to fire a campaign staffer who has criticized Democrat Tammy Baldwin for being a lesbian.
Thompson political director Brian Nemoir last week questioned whether Senate contender Tammy Baldwin had heartland values as Nemoir emailed a video of the congressional representative dancing at a gay pride event. Thompson this week said he was sorry about the mailing, was upset with Nemoir and gave him another role in the campaign.
State Democratic Party chair Mike Tate says it appears Nemoir's title was changed to political director weeks ago, and he has not been given new duties. "It appears that Tommy lied about that."
Thompson said Nemoir is no longer dealing with the media. New spokesperson Lisa Boothe put out a statement that says, "The Democrats' desperation knows no bounds, and they will do anything they can to divert Wisconsin voters' attention away from Tammy Baldwin's failed liberal record." Nemoir is apparently still Thompson's political director.