Republican congressman Mark Green got some help from former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson on the campaign trail. Just one of the “names” stumping for their candidates in the final 3 weeks.
“We're not worried about Tommy Thompson and Mark Green,” says state State Democratic party chair Joe Winekeh who notes that just a short time ago, Thompson was considering running against Green, and his support won't make much difference now.
Speaking in Eau Claire, the former governor said he wasn't supporting Green just because he's a Republican. Thompson praised Green for his “leadership qualities, tenacity and intellectual honesty.” Democratic Governor Jim Doyle will get some celebrity campaign help from baseball great Hank Aaron this week, when the two appear together in Eau Claire, Wausau and Milwaukee on Thursday.