Former four-term Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson is questioning the hiring of a law school dean from California to run the flagship University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, saying he hoped she does not bring a “California philosophy” with her.
MADISON, Wis. — Tommy Thompson says he is "still grieving" his decision not to run again for Wisconsin governor. In his first television interview since announcing his decision Monday, Thompson told WISN 12's Kent Wainscott the reasons why he's staying out of the race. "Do you regret having made...
Now we know who dumped $250,000 into Milwaukee's mayoral race through a "dark-money" group called Fair Future Action. That would be Chris Abele, the former Milwaukee County executive who likes to play political kingmaker. In this case, Abele's favorite was Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson. Columnist Daniel Bice has the details.
Voters will not see Tommy Thompson’s name on the Republican primary ballot for Wisconsin governor this fall. The popular four-term former governor announced Monday that he won’t run again, after publicly floating the idea as he wrapped up his time as interim UW System president earlier this year. A campaign would have put the 80-year-old Thompson on the ballot for the first time in a decade, and 24 years after his last electoral win.
“After much thought and difficult deliberation, I’ve decided against another race for governor,” former Gov. Tommy Thompson said in a one-page statement released Monday. Thompson, who was elected governor four times and served fourteen years starting in 1987, was already the longest serving governor in Wisconsin history. He was considering joining a Republican primary field this year that so far includes former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, businessman and former Marine Kevin Nicholson and state Rep. Timothy Ramthun, each competing to challenge incumbent Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in November.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, a Republican elected to four terms starting in the 1980s, announced Monday that he will not run again in a bid to take on the Democratic incumbent in the battleground state. A campaign by the 80-year-old Thompson would have put...
Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, a 1990s-era Republican icon as a pioneer of state welfare reform, won't seek to return to his old job after discussing the possibility with former President Donald Trump.