Former Wisconsin Gov. Thompson To Run For Senate

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 at 8:02 am

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson has taken another step toward a run for the U.S. Senate.

On Monday, Thompson confirmed that he has filed documents to incorporate his Senate campaign committee, a move which allows him to raise money and build his organization.

Thompson, speaking on WTMJ radio, said he’ll make a formal announcement soon.

Some Republicans are concerned Thompson will become part of a crowded competition with new-wave conservatives for the seat opened up by veteran Democrat Herb Kohl’s retirement.

Thompson calls himself “the original conservative.”

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