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Thompson claims to have raised $2M in last six weeks for U.S. Senate race


MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson says he has raised over $2 million in the last six weeks.

And he expects to have enough money to compete against Democrat Tammy Baldwin the rest of the way.

Thompson said a few weeks ago that his campaign went broke following a bitter four-way GOP primary in mid-August.

In the weeks following that primary, a Washington ad-tracking group said Baldwin and her supporters were outspending Thompson and his backers by a 3 to 1 margin. Soon after that, polls came out showing that former Governor Thompson had lost a lead of up to 9 points – and House Democrat Baldwin had led by as many as 9.

The most recent polls have her leading by 3 to 4 points.

On Saturday, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will campaign for Thompson in Milwaukee. Both Thompson and Baldwin must file reports by late Monday on what they raised and spent from July through September.