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Monday, August 13, 2012

 11:26 AM 

Thompson highlights praise from Ryan in new radio ad

A new radio ad from former Gov. Tommy Thompson highlights praise from new GOP vice presidential pick Paul Ryan to make the case for his candidacy in the U.S. Senate race.

The 60-second radio ad begins with a narrator saying presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Ryan will need a majority in the U.S. Senate to repeal Obamacare and "enact bold reforms." The ad then plays audio of Ryan at a recent Waukesha rally, where the congressman cited Thompson's role as Wisconsin governor in getting people off welfare and “onto a life of hitting their potential.”

The narrator then says Thompson is the only candidate that has "ended" an entitlement program. He then warns against what happens if the GOP fails to win Wisconsin.

"But if Republicans fail to win Wisconsin, Tammy Baldwin will be Wisconsin's senator for decades," the narrator says as thunder crackles in the background. "Tommy is the conservative we can count on to defeat Baldwin, help win Wisconsin for the Romney/Ryan ticket and take control of the Senate from Harry Reid."

-- By Jason Smathers


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