Representative Tammy Baldwin is pushing back hard against her rival for the open Senate seat in Wisconsin. She is having to not only fight former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson, but fight back against the Koch Brothers. Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS and Koch’s Americans for Prosperity have all been pushing a ton of money into the Wisconsin race. Their plan is pretty simple- spend millions to spread lies and hope that voters can’t tell lie from fact.
The Koch Brothers have already put $3.5 million into the race.
Of course, the latest from Baldwin is kind of telling for Thompson. A wonderful photo has shown up of Thompson and David Koch ‘palling around’, as Sarah Palin would put it, during the Republican National Convention.
The last poll, which is dated 23 August, puts Thompson ahead of Baldwin by six points. This occurred not long after Paul Ryan was announced for the GOP VP spot, so it is hard to evaluate just how that will play out in the long run.