Club For Growth Action releases Web Ad in Wisconsin Senate RaceLink to Article: http://www.clubforgrowth.org/perm/pr/?postID=920
Tommy Thompson supported ObamaCare
Washington, DC - Club for Growth Action released a web ad today on former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson's support for ObamaCare.
“When President Obama needed a Republican to champion ObamaCare, he found one in Tommy Thompson,” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. “Pro-growth conservatives just won’t support someone who supported ObamaCare. This web ad is a preview of the TV advertising Tommy Thompson is likely to see if he runs for Senate.
Tommy Thompson: Champion of ObamaCare
After ObamaCare was passed by the Senate Finance committee, Tommy Thompson co-signed a statement with former Democratic house Majority Leader Richard Gephardt praising the bill. (New York Times, 10/5/09)
Thompson on ObamaCare: “The bill that the Senate Finance Committee will vote out for consideration by the full Senate this week is another important step toward achieving the goal of health care reform this year. It moves us down the path of providing affordable high-quality health care for all and expanding coverage for millions.” (New York Times, 10/5/09)
Obama Administration used support from Thompson as part of PR battle to pass ObamaCare: Administration officials say the White House is making a concerted effort to court high-visibility Republican support of the health care legislation away from Capitol Hill, in what appears to be a strategy similar to one used during debate of the economic stimulus plan earlier this year. (New York Times, 10/5/09)
President Obama noted support from Tommy Thompson in his weekly address (Source: White House YouTube Channel, 10/9/09, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS5T-Nkti7o)
Thompson opposes repealing ObamaCare, and supports the individual mandate in ObamaCare: Last year on CNBC, Thompson urged Republicans to drop a move to repeal the bill “because President Obama is not going to sign it.” Two years earlier, he came out in support of an individual mandate — the heart of the Obama plan that conservatives are trying to strike down in court. (Politico, 5/18/11)