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U.S. Senate race heating up in Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE- The four GOP candidates looking to take on Tammy Baldwin this fall met in downtown Milwaukee Wednesday.
The race against Baldwin in November will determine who takes over the seat Herb Kohl vacated.
The focus recently has been on negative attacks made by some of the candidates.
Former Governor Tommy Thompson said he hasn't made attacks, but the ones made against him are "a canard, an absolute lie."
Thompson said his political experience makes him the U.S. Senate candidate with the best chance to win this fall.
A poll released last week showed Thompson leading the Republican field with 35 percent support. Hedge-fund manager and political newcomer Eric Hovde was second at 23 percent.
A low voter turnout is expected for the election, which will be held at the end of the summer on August 14.
Jeff Fitzgerald sees that as an advantage as he sits at on the most recent polls, with Thompson and Hovde at the top. "If it's a low voter turnout, I feel like I can compete with these guys even though I've been underfunded," Fitzgerald explained.
Former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann says he learned a valuable lesson about political courage when he served in Congress.
He says he's running for the U.S. Senate now to bring restraint back to Washington.