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Voters have spoken; Tommy thinks they want a fatcat lobbyist to run

The Massachusetts voters have spoken, and Tommy Thompson has been listening.

What does he hear? That voters are so upset with politicians that they want a Washington, DC lobbyist to run for the US Senate in Wisconsin. He tells Politico:

In a brief interview Wednesday about the possibility of a Senate run this year, Thompson, a Republican, would only say: "I'm not saying no."

Will Tommy, who's been feeding at the corporate trough since leaving the Bush administration, actually run? Given that he's been threatening to run for something every two weeks for several years, it seems unlikely.

But people of Wisconsin might welcome a Tommy candidacy, so we could find out once and for all how much money he's been raking in and from whom, since he'd have to release all of his financial dealings.

Mostly, this seemed worth noting just to be able to post that remarkable AP photo.  Stand by for another in a long series of Journal Sentinel "Tommy might run" stories tomorrow.

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January 21, 2010 - 11:04am

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