In his bid for the Senate, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson picked up an endorsement today from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R).
“Tommy Thompson knows how to lead, knows how to create jobs, and save taxpayers money — and in these trying economic times, that’s exactly what we all need more of in Washington,” Huckabee said in a statement on his Huck PAC website.
The pair will appear together Thursday at a news conference in Milwaukee.
The two men have a common political foe in the Club for Growth, an anti-tax advocacy group. Over the course of their careers, both have been attacked by the club, including in negative TV ads.
In order to face presumptive Democratic nominee Rep. Tammy Baldwin in the general election, Thompson will have to defeat former Rep. Mark Neumann and state Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald in the Republican primary.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.