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Tommy endorses Tim Cullen for gov in Dem primary

State Sen. Tim Cullen continues to collect plaudits and accolades from promiment Republicans in his bid to be Wisconsin's mext governor.

Only problem:  Cullen is a Democrat.

First Gov. Scott Walker had in Walker's phone call with someone he mistakenly thought was right wing mogul David Koch.

Now Tommy Thompson (pictured) has jumped on the Cullen bandwagon, telling Cullen's hometown newspaper, the Janesville Gazette, how much he likes him:

Thompson opposes the recall of Scott Walker but thinks Cullen, who has declared he would run for governor on the Democratic ticket if the recall goes through, would be a good candidate.

Cullen and Thompson go way back as opponents and allies. Cullen was secretary of the state Department of Health and Social Services under Thompson.

“I absolutely abhor recalls,” Thompson said. “But if there’s a recall, I would much rather have Tim Cullen run than the other Democrats that are running. I still support Scott Walker and always will. I think he’s doing a wonderful job. … But if there is a recall, I think Tim should jump into it.”

There's a slogan just waiting:  Tim Cullen for Governor. The Republicans' Favorite Democrat.


January 15, 2012 - 11:59am