Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson abandoned his long shot bid for the White House late Sunday evening, after he did not meet the expectations he set for himself.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2007/08/13/thompson-abandons-presidential-bid/ Mark Preston 8-13-2007
- Giuliani 23%
- Fred Thompson 22%
- McCain 14%
- Romney 11%
- Gingrich 10%
- Huckabee 3%
- T. Thompson, Ron Paul, Brownback 1%
- Undecided 14%
- Survey from August 2-6, 600 likely Republican Primary Voters
“Tommy Thompson has made it clear that if he doesn’t finish first or second this week in Ames, Iowa, at the straw poll, he will not go on in this race.”
http://race42008.com/2007/08/09/tommy-thompson-says-it-again/ MattC 8-9-2007
Giuliani reported earning $16.1 million over the past 16 months, most of it from speaking fees. Brownback showed he divested his stock portfolio of companies that do business in the Sudan.
McCain, Romney, Tommy Thompson and Gilmore requested 30 to 45 day extensions for filing their income reports with the Federal Election Commission.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/candidates_finances;_ylt=AtO8Z0RB5lWGly3Qu0cvZJFpu6cv by Jim Kuhnhenn 5-17-2007
Tommy Thompson is taking heat for saying at Thursday night’s GOP presidential debate that private employers should be allowed to fire employees because they are gay. Thompson has issued an apology for his comments about gay discrimination at the GOP debate.
http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS/blogs/politicalticker/2007/05/thompson-fought-to-have-anti-gay.html by Sasha Johnson and Alexander Mooney 5-4-2007
Duncan Hunter, Tommy Thompson and Tom Tancredo stated their support for the Fair Tax. Huckabee and Brownback support a flat tax. For more information on the Fair Tax, go to: http://www.fairtax.org
Tommy Thompson says Republicans will lose Ohio in 2008 – where the state party’s corruption and incompetence resulted in the loss of the governorship, a U.S. Senate seat and a House seat. So the GOP candidate must carry Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota and Tommy Thompson says he can carry those three Midwestern states.
http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article? AID=/20070423/OPINION/704230314/-1/ZONES04 by George Will 4-23-2007