Wisconsin U.S. Senate Race Roundup: July 13
Here are the latest updates from the campaign trail in the race to be the next U.S. senator from Wisconsin.
Leading up to the Aug. 14 primary, Patch will regularly bring you the latest news from the campaigns for Wisconsin's U.S. Senate seat in play this election cycle.
Thompson Picks up Corn Growers' Endorsement
The Wisconsin Corn Growers' Association political action committee gave a nod to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson Thursday, citing his history as a Wisconsin legislator and governor.
"Governor Thompson has always understood the challenges farmers face from over regulation," said WCGA President Brian Long in a press release. "From Governor Thompson's days in the State Assembly, through his years as our governor, he has always been one of the strongest advocates farmers have."
Thompson gained a similar endorsement earlier this week from a Wisconsin dairy producers' group.
Neumann: 'If the Election Were Held Today, We'd Lose'
In an email to supporters Thursday, GOP Senate candidate Mark Neumann made a rather frank plea for campaign donations.
"We’d lose for two reasons," Neumann said in the email. "1. Our enemies in the Establishment who desperately want to prevent a conservative majority in the Senate are twisting arms and doing everything they can to stop us, and 2. We are being dramatically outspent."
Neumann's email comes after a new Marquette University poll that pits Thompson against GOP contender Eric Hovde, with Neumann trailing.
In another email Thursday, the Neumann campaign summarized Neumann's three campaign stops that day, during which he "blasted" Obama on the Affordable Care Act, calling it a "tax increase."
"ObamaCare is the biggest tax increase in American history," Neumann was quoted in the campaign release. "President Obama and his cronies in Congress rammed ObamaCare down the throats of the American people and now they’re making taxpayers swallow their $76.8 billion tab. That’s 76.8 billion reasons to repeal ObamaCare."
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