Tommy Thompson

Walker: Where Have We Heard That Before?

In his first term in office Gov. Scott Walker signed at least nineteen bills or budget provisions into law that were drawn from corporate bill factory ALEC.

Will Gov. Walker Answer the $700,000 Question?

MADISON, Wis. — Despite claims made by Gov. Walker to the media that he was an intractable supporter of reducing mining regulations, as reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today Walker as a state legislator voted for the so-called “mining moratorium” bill authored by environmental champion, former Madison Democratic State Rep. Spencer Black. “Scott Walker […]

Legal Filings Show Walker Ousted GAB Chair After Board’s Unanimous Vote to Proceed with John Doe Investigation

MADISON, Wis. — Just released filings related to the ongoing John Doe investigation into allegations of illegal coordination between Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and a host of conservative organizations show Gov. Walker withdrew his own 2011 appointment of then-Government Accountability Board Chair David Deininger following a unanimous vote by the board to proceed with an investigation […]

Tommy! Busted.

MADISON, Wis. — In his run for United States Senate, Tommy Thompson has made numerous outlandish claims, and among the claims he’s been most vociferous about is, “I’ve lived my whole life here”. But according to research gathered by One Wisconsin Now and released today in a video, that claim is simply not accurate. One […]

New Audio: What Did Tommy Mean, Now?

MADISON, Wis. — In advance of the second debate between U.S. Senate candidates Tommy Thompson and U.S. Representative Tammy Baldwin, One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross wondered whom the subject of the Thompson campaign’s next offensive comment will be. New audio obtained by One Wisconsin Now raises even more questions about Thompson’s values. Ross […]

Prosser Lack of Payment on Legal Debt Raises Questions

MADISON, Wis. — Recently released public records reveal that Supreme Court Justice David Prosser owes a politically connected law firm over $220,000 in legal bills, but has not paid a dime towards that bill in over a year. The firm in question has had attorneys appear before the court in the time since Prosser racked […]

Buffett Rule Coming Before U.S. Senate for a Vote

MADISON, Wis. — As Wisconsinites file their tax returns and a national debate on tax fairness heats up, including the U.S. Senate scheduling votes on the “Buffett Rule”, One Wisconsin Now is calling on each of the candidates for U.S. Senate — Tammy Baldwin, Tommy Thompson, Mark Neumann, Eric Hovde, and Jeff Fitzgerald — to […]

Tommy Thompson refuses to disclose big business, lobbyist connections

A new video highlights the fact that “Despite already declaring himself a candidate for Wisconsin’s open Senate seat, former Gov. Tommy Thompson has refused to disclose his business interests and lobbying firm clients to the state’s voters.” We took Thompson to task in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for just this reason: Thompson hasn’t had to disclose […]

Tommy Thompson campaign won’t cut lobbyist connections

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 […]

Homegrown’ Tommy! Ad Busted By Fake ‘Teacher’

Tommy! Thompson. Homegrown. Wisconsin. Whatever Tommy! is going to do in the U.S. Senate race, he’s now launched out some slickly-produced interwebs ad.  It’s chock full of claims, quick edits and the latest technology to make the near-septuagenarian the voice of the future. What we also noticed in the video at 28 seconds and 1:15, […]

This Time, A New Reason Why Tommy! Will Not Run

Oh, for the love of god, we again have to endure another version of the yearly Tommy! Thompson’s (not) going to run for some political office? When one asks how many times the former “governor of the great state of Wiscons” will pull this tired canard out, the number is, to quote fellow Bush administration […]

One Wisconsin Now Statements on Van Hollen ‘Sunshine Week’ Assault on Open Government

MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements regarding Republican Attorney General JB Van Hollen’s attack on open government. Van Hollen is appealing Dane County Judge, and Tommy Thompson appointee, Mariann Sumi’s temporary restraining order against Gov. Scott Walker’s illegally-passed so-called budget repair bill, that uses the government to […]

Over 7,000 Sign One Wisconsin Now Petition to ‘Save the Train’

Over 7,000 Wisconsin supporters of high speed rail have signed One Wisconsin Now’s petition calling to “Save the Train” and called for Republican Gov.-elect Scott Walker to drop his opposition to the high speed rail project, which will create thousands of Wisconsin jobs and increase the state’s ability to attract new business and commerce.

One Wisconsin Now Debuts ‘Moving in the Right Direction: Bringing High Speed Rail to Wisconsin’ Video

MADISON, Wis. — The overwhelming benefits of high speed rail set for Wisconsin, including 13,000 new jobs, billions of dollars in benefits and reduced dependence on foreign oil, are the subject of a new One Wisconsin Now video produced by University of Wisconsin-Madison senior William Barnes. The video is available at: The video also […]

Walker & Davis throwing out Tommy!s legacy; seek to reverse Tommys efforts to promote commuter rail in WI on behalf of wealthy GOP campaign donor

If Davis wanted Tommy!’€™s endorsement for his bid for Lieutenant Governor, he should have thought twice about introducing a bill to reverse a 13-year old statute that Tommy! created, along with Scott Walker and the Republican controlled legislature back in 1997. And the RPW might have thought twice about throwing stones at a no-bid provision […]

Walker Voted for Train Bidding Statute He’s Railing Against

Scott Walker’s hollow criticism of the Talgo bidding process, which was not awarded to the company of his $13,000 donor and 2006 gubernatorial co-chair, is even more hypocritical given that Walker voted to create the no-bid statute in the 1997 state budget.

Note RPWs Quick Defense of Tommy! ” Terrence Wall Street Must Be Jealous

The Republican Party of Tommy! has registered its great displeasure with One Wisconsin Now’€™s press release from yesterday congratulating former Gov. Tommy Thompson on the incredible cashing in he’€™s done since leaving the corrupt Bush administration. Tommy!, whose greatest achievement as Health and Human Services Secretary was helping the Bush Administration lie about the cost […]

While Economy Collapsed, Health Industry Insider Tommy Thrived Financially

MADISON, Wis. — Unlike the millions of Americans whose incomes were adversely affected by the collapsing economy due to the failed policies of George W. Bush, former Gov. Tommy Thompson appears to have earned more in 2008 than any previous year, according to figures obtained by One Wisconsin Now from the state Department of Revenue. […]

Tommy! over Russ?: Accuracy of Bush-pollster Rasmussen Questioned

The latest Rasmussen poll shows Sen. Russ Feingold with a slight deficit to non-candidate and oft-cited Tommy! Thompson. Some have raised concerns that Rasmussen words its questions in a way that favors Republicans and conservatives. Not to the level of Strategic Vision’s fraudulent polling, by any stretch, but noteworthy, nonetheless. “I think they write their […]

Robin Vos ‘War on Reality’ Ignores 77 Percent of Wisconsin Business Council Member Contributions Went to GOP, Conservatives

MADISON, Wis. — A One Wisconsin Now analysis of the political giving of the announced officials of the Wisconsin Business Council shows that conservatives and Republicans netted 77 percent of member giving, contradicting charges made by Rep. Robin Vos (R-Caledonia) the new organization is a liberal front group. “Robin Vos says an organization whose officials […]