Race for Senate: Battle in Wisconsin
Gov. Tommy Thompson on his campaign
- Duration 4:13
- Date Sep 19, 2012
Gov. Tommy Thompson on his campaign
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Wisconsin was once considered a state -- the president would win handily as he did in 2000 innate -- -- governor Romney tapped Wisconsin congress -- Paul Ryan.
As his running -- the badger state became something at a battleground and that's why we're taking a closer look it was happening in Wisconsin today.
You can see it has ten electoral votes all those -- very important in this.
Election let's -- a little bit about where the polls stand right now.
-- the president ahead by about well let's say with John's -- 66 points there John 51 to 45%.
Looks like six to me.
There you go so easy the president is ahead one of the things that were watching as well as the senate races.
And the senate battles are really tightening -- the former governor Tommy Thompson.
And his democratic opponent Tammy Baldwin.
Are now and in the -- a dead heat as you can see in your screen.
A month ago in that same poll mr.
Thompson had a six point -- is something has changed governor Thompson joins us now.
And just know we also reached out to this Waldman is -- for an interview but governor Thompson is enjoying his today's nice to see governor.
Lord it's my pleasure -- Genentech is a very much for taking a closer look at Wisconsin you have to -- and love everybody out there and Alexa Wisconsin.
It's not just about -- Packers is also about politics so let's talk a little bit about the polls as well you know we -- is just one poll we understand that for sure but it is a trend that we're seeing that these races are tightening.
Why is your race.
Getting tighter why is your lead not as big now.
Well the truth the matter is is that.
My opponent has been up for four weeks on television attack -- merely criticize -- -- falsely on my dad.
And we have a -- up so it's obviously.
The race is gonna -- we just went up on television last Friday and I think you're gonna see a widen again and I think we're in good shape.
I feel it is well a lot of but I governor are you going and that's why we -- -- No we're positive we we believe that the records are sold -- it.
An opponent that believes -- increased taxes police having government control of health care does not believe obamacare would far enough.
And of course I cut taxes nine -- one times and she voted to increase taxes over a hundred times so there's a stark difference and I think the philosophy.
In the vision once you get -- there.
-- show that she is very extreme for Wisconsin.
And that I've been on the statewide ballot to many times that a ball was one so I feel very good in the position where and I feel very good in the direction the states -- it.
And I also believe that Romney Ryan it's going to be a dead heat right down to the end.
In the last poll and the only poll that really matters is a poll on Election Day.
And I feel very comfortable and optimistic about both.
Governor Romney and Paul Ryan -- -- friend and myself -- -- You know that well eyes as being elected twice that as governor of Wisconsin is like to wait for that final election what -- to hunt picker is okay for -- that's okay they got.
Well I governor on that we the big news this week is video.
That has come out on governor money you have control obviously your campaign it's hard to have control.
Over others what kind of effect is that video had -- hat and you.
Had to answer questions about you know what governor Romney is saying and what the Republican Party stands for.
Oh I think that that the -- economic context I think get all Republicans are very compassionate party and believe very much and helping.
Provide -- -- that they wanna help themselves.
What governor Romney -- sentences that will be willing to help people but they've got to help themselves who -- got to be able to stand up.
And take care what is what is offered and be able to make something -- it I think a much more telling thing is what -- and present Obama saying.
That he wants to redefined into the reassign in the the profits.
And the assets from one person to another the redistribution.
I think it's much worse.
-- a position to be on them what governor Romney is.
I governor Thompson is nice to have you -- look for to have you back to talk more about your races -- -- closer to Election Day thank you so much.