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    Wisconsin Republican Senate Primary Results (Update – AP calls it for Thompson)

    Wisconsin Republican Senate Primary Results (Update – AP calls it for Thompson)

    % Reporting – 92
    Thompson – 34.3
    Hovde – 30.7
    Neumann – 22.8
    Fitzgerald – 12.2

    11:30 Eastern – AP Calls race for former Governor Tommy Thompson — the more conservative/Tea Party vote was split between Hovde and Neumann, with Fitzgerald pulling in just over 10%, allowing Thompson to win with just over one-third of the vote.

    This apparently is a real tweet from Emily’s List, calling the moderate Thompson an extremist:

    We are all extremists now (but you knew that).

    Polls close at 9 p.m. Eastern. I’ll update at meaningful times, but will not follow it minute-by-minute.

    Results at Politico.  Keep up on Twitter with @SykesCharlie, @kevinbinversie and #wisen hashtag.

    Polling has shown a tight race among Tommy Thompson, Eric Hovde and Mark Neumann, with state Senate Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald way back.

    The winner faces Rep. Tammy Baldwin.


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    JackRussellTerrierist | August 15, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Thompson will likely win and he’ll do a pretty good job, especially when it comes to finances, jobs and the economy.

    No worries. Just get him in, WI. You can do this.

    huskers-for-palin | August 15, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Mixed bag for TP last night. Looks like we might have an upset in Florida (YOHO vs 12-Term Stearns)

      Henry Hawkins in reply to huskers-for-palin. | August 15, 2012 at 10:26 am

      Tea Party vote took 53.5% in WI. Unfortunately, it was split between Hovde and Neumann. However, Thompson is no booby prize, especially in **formerly** blue Wisconsin.

        SunnyJ in reply to Henry Hawkins. | August 15, 2012 at 7:49 pm

        This was very sad for WI Tea Party. Neumann was supported by outside TP money that did not contact local TP’s at all. Locals will not fogive Neumann for his conduct towards Gov Walker..distinct lack of character. Locals chose Hovde…obvious without outside TP money Neumann would have dropped out and it would have been clear sailing for Hovde, who as it is only lost by a few% points. One TP candidate would have won easily. Thompson is a hero for his time..but not lately, not at all. Supported Obamacare and since his visit to DC as DHS Secty he went RINO and healthcare lobbyist. He will attack the issue of welfare/work requirment because that was his lasting legacy to solvency in WI that lead Clinton to agree. But, he’s very soft on Obamacare and gun control issues. 53% of conservative voters are very unhappy in WI tonight.

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