It’s Thompson vs. Baldwin in November


Former Republican Governor Tommy Thompson will face Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin in November, in a race to replace retiring Democratic U.S. Senator Herb Kohl. Thompson defeated Eric Hovde by a margin of roughly 34-to-31%, with Mark Neumann and Jeff Fitzgerald finishing third and fourth, respectively.

In his victory speech, Thompson said that his win shows that Wisconsin is, “on a roll,” and that U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan told him that, “we are going to take our state back and take the country back.” This past Saturday, Ryan was chosen to be the running mate of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

In his concession speech, Hovde congratulated Thompson and threw his support to the former governor. He also told supporters that his own brief political career was over.

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Baldwin did not face a challenger in yesterday’s election.