Say Anything Blog
In Wisconsin there’s a primary race among Republicans to pick who will run to replace retiring US Senator Herb Kohl. On one side is former WI Governor (and Bush cabinet member) Tommy Thompson who as late as 2010 was supporting the implementation of Obamacare and was a key figure in escorting the Bush administration’s expansion of Medicare through Congress.
On the other side is former Rep. Mark Neuman who was once kicked off the House Appropriations Committee by Republicans for opposing Republican spending.
Guess which side of this race former Democrat and current Senator John Hoeven is coming down on?
Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson (R) announced four endorsements Monday afternoon in his bid for the Senate: Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho).
The endorsement roll-out seems timed as a response to two big endorsements Thompson’s primary opponent, former Rep. Mark Neumann (R-Wis.), announced last week, from Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), two Tea Party favorites.
When Hoeven was elected to the Senate I heard a lot of conservatives in North Dakota say “good riddance, we finally got him out of the state.” As if somehow Hoeven were no longer relevant. Except, now Hoeven’s in Washington DC promoting RINOs, and you can bet he’ll be influential in picking North Dakota candidates as well.
Hoeven is exactly the sort of Republican we shouldn’t want in office.