Pointing to a video of Tammy Baldwin
dancing at a Gay Pride event, the Tommy Thompson campaign has
questioned her values.
Baldwin and her GOP rival Thompson, the
former governor of Wisconsin, are competing to capture the seat being
vacated by Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl. If elected, Baldwin, 50,
would become the first openly gay U.S. senator.
Brian Nemoir, Thompson's political
director, sent an e-mail and posted a Twitter message on Thursday
concerning Baldwin at a 2010 Gay Pride event, ahead of her prime time
speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Referring to Baldwin's assertion that
her speech would focus on “heartland values,” Nemoir wrote,
“Clearly, there's no one better positioned to talk 'heartland
values' than Tammy.”
The attached video shows Baldwin
dancing on stage with the disco band VO5 as it plays the theme from
Wonder Woman. Baldwin hugs the group's frontwoman, who is
appropriately dressed as the comic book heroine. (The video is
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Nemoir acknowledged sending the e-mail
in an interview with WisPolitic.com.
“I think there are issues in this
race that are extremely significant that will be generated on a
day-to-day basis and I look forward to coverage of those issues,”