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Club for Growth attacks Tommy candidacy with negative TV spot

Welcome to the Wisconsin Republican Party, 2011 style, Tommy.

A new Club for Growth TV ad goes after former Gov. Tommy Thompson, saying he's not "what we need in the U.S. Senate."

The spot opens with a picture of young Thompson as the narrator says he's been a politician since 1966, "But do you know his record?"

The narrator says Thompson supported "massive tax and spending increases" as governor and then plays footage of President Obama saying Thompson supported health care reform.

The spot closes with a more current picture of Thompson, 69, as the narrator says, "Tommy Thompson: Not what we need in the U.S. Senate."

The ad, which starts running tomorrow on Fox News in Wisconsin, comes on the heels of a CFG poll that showed Thompson would be vulnerable to attacks over his support for tax and spending increases and "Obamacare."

It's also the latest in a string of attacks from the national CFG organization on Thompson's expected Senate campaign.

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August 23, 2011 - 1:45pm

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