9-11 Dispute Continues in Final Baldwin-Thompson Debate

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Wisconsin Senate candidates Tammy Baldwin and Tommy Thompson kept up their disagreementover a vote onnine-eleven victims, as they completed a series of debates Friday night.

Former Bush Administration cabinet member Tommy Thompson has been criticizingDemocratic Congresswoman Baldwin over her 2006 vote againsta resolutionhonoring victims of the nine-eleven attacks.Baldwin says she opposed the item because it also endorsed the Patriot Act.She says she’s supported nine other resolutions backing the nine-eleven victims.

“So I am outraged that Tommy Thompson would question my patriotism,” she said.

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Thompson replied, “I never questioned her patriotism. I questioned her judgment.”

Thompson says Baldwin was one only 22 members of congress to vote against the 2006 resolution. Thompson and Baldwin are competing to replace retiring Democrat Herb Kohl.

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