Baldwin, Thompson Battle in Second Debate
Posted at: 10/18/2012 10:11 PM
| Updated at: 10/18/2012 10:16 PM
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican Tommy Thompson and Democrat Tammy Baldwin are attacking each other's record in the second debate in the race to fill Wisconsin's open U.S. Senate seat.
Baldwin used Thursday night's debate in Wausau to go after Thompson's decision after leaving public office in 2005 to work for a high-powered Washington law firm. Numerous attack ads in the race have targeted Thompson's career in the private sector making millions.
Thompson says Baldwin is on the extreme side of the Democratic Party and her positions would lead to higher taxes and not create jobs. Thompson was governor for 14 years but hasn't been on the ballot in Wisconsin since 1998.
That is the same year that Baldwin was first elected to Congress representing the Madison area.
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