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Tuesday, Dec 20 2011

The Hill: Thompson's Work With Unions As Governor Could Hurt His Senate Campaign

Dec 20, 2011

On December 20, 2011, The Hill reported:

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson’s (R) work with unions might come back to haunt him in his race for the Senate.

Thompson worked closely with the state employees’ chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), which endorsed him in his 1994 and 1998 reelection campaigns for governor. Thompson supported a $4 billion expansion the state employee pension system in 1999, a change pushed for by the union.

Those efforts stand in stark contrast to Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) anti-collective bargaining efforts and could turn off GOP primary voters.

Read the full article here.

Published: Dec 20, 2011

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