Wisconsin Farm Bureau Board: Endorses Tommy Thompson for U.S. Senate
The endorsement was made by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s 11-member board of directors. Thompson, a former Wisconsin Governor, is seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in the August 14 primary election.
“Farming is in my blood, and it’s an important part of our state’s heritage,” said Thompson. “So, it's with great pride that I've earned the Wisconsin Farm Bureau endorsement for U.S. Senate.
“Tommy Thompson has been a strong advocate for farmers since first serving in the State Assembly,” said WFBF President Bill Bruins.
“It was Tommy Thompson that
“As governor he was a staunch property rights advocate who strengthened the state’s Right to Farm law, cut taxes 91 times, eliminated inheritance and gift taxes, and enhanced deer and bear damage claims for farmers,” Bruins said.
“In addition to what he’s already done for agriculture, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s board of directors felt Tommy Thompson is the type of proven leader who will bring an end to the political polarization that has
When Thompson met with the WFBF Board of Directors he reminded them that he worked with a
Thompson, a long-time Farm Bureau member, owns a herd of purebred Belted Galloway cattle and 700 acres of corn, soybeans and hay. If he secures the Republican nomination in the August 14 primary, he would face Democrat, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Herb Kohl.
All endorsements for federal races come from the WFBF Board of Directors. WFBF’s political action committee, the Volunteers for Agriculture, only endorses candidates for state races.