Thompson said he plans to attend several meetings this week in Tampa. He did not confirm further public appearances, although the boat fundraiser held Wednesday also had a separate space for Wisconsin delegates to attend cost-free. He seemed unconcerned about the competition in his race.
"It's absolutely probably one of the most classic differences of philosophy and positions and vision for America of any two candidates ever running for the United States Senate," Thompson said.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.