Tommy Thompson Campaign Won’t Cut Lobbyist Connections

Thompson hasn't had to disclose his financial interests yet in federal candidate filings, but he "owes the people a full list of which interests he'll still be doing business with during his campaign."

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Thompson, who has a host of consulting and other business relationships, told reporters he would sever or suspend some of those financial ties as he ran for Senate, but he declined to elaborate.

Thompson hasn’t had to disclose his financial interests yet in federal candidate filings.

But groups like the liberal One Wisconsin Now were calling for him to do that Monday.

Thompson “owes the people a full list of which interests he’ll still be doing business with during his campaign and which ones he’ll be accepting contributions from for the work he’s done. The public deserves to know if his upcoming comprehensive campaign proposals would help these groups,” said Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now.

[Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

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