Tammy Baldwin calls Thompson 9/11 attack ad a 'disgrace'

Once leaving the government, Thompson headed a company that provided medical care to the 9/11 victims.

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“He got a government contract to provide health care to 9/11 first responders,” the ad states. “But Tommy took advantage, leaving them without the care they were promised. Tommy Thompson, personally, made over $3 million off the deal. Tommy Thompson should be ashamed.”

In a press release debuting the ad, the campaign goes on: “After leaving HHS, Thompson then cashed in with a $11 million government contract to provide health care to 9/11 first responders but left many of them without the care they were promised.”

The campaign wouldn't detail the size of the ad buy but said it will be comparable to past ad buys and will be running statewide.

The poll numbers in the race are nearly even. The Real Clear Politics average shows Baldwin with a 0.8-point lead.