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George W. Bush talks about renewing 1996 welfare reform with, from left: HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson, community development leader Robert L. Woodson, Sr., Pastor Shirley Holloway. (AP Photo/J.Scott Applewhite)

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U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson hugs supporters after conceding the election Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in Pewaukee, Wis. Thompson ran against Democratic challenger Tammy Baldwin who won the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Herb Kohl. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

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Democratic candidate for Wisconsin's U.S. Senate seat, U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, participates in a debate against Republican candidate former Gov. Tommy Thompson held at the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service on the University of Wisconsin Marathon County campus in Wausau, Wis., Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Gary Porter, Pool)

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Democratic candidate for Wisconsin's U.S. Senate seat, U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, participates in a debate against Republican candidate former Gov. Tommy Thompson held at the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service on the University of Wisconsin Marathon County campus in Wausau, Wis., Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Gary Porter, Pool)

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Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, speaks on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, to HUSCO International Inc. employees during a campaign appearance at the company's Waukesha, Wis., facility. Mr. Thompson will face Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin in the November election. (AP Photo/The Waukesha Freeman)

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Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson speaks Aug. 15, 2012, to HUSCO International Inc. employees during a campaign appearance at the company's Waukesha, Wis., facility. Thompson will face Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin in the November election. (Associated Press/The Waukesha Freeman)

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Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson speaks Aug. 15, 2012, to HUSCO International Inc. employees during a campaign appearance at the company's Waukesha, Wis., facility. Thompson will face Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin in the November election. (Associated Press/The Waukesha Freeman)

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Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson speaks Aug. 15, 2012, to HUSCO International Inc. employees during a campaign appearance at the company's Waukesha, Wis., facility. Thompson will face Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin in the November election. (Associated Press/The Waukesha Freeman)

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Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson speaks to HUSCO International, Inc. employees during a campaign appearance at the company's Waukesha, Wis. facility, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. Thompson will face Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin in the November election. (AP Photo/The Waukesha Freeman, Charles Auer)

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Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, speaks on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, to HUSCO International Inc. employees during a campaign appearance at the company's Waukesha, Wis., facility. Mr. Thompson will face Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin in the November election. (AP Photo/The Waukesha Freeman)

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** FILE ** Former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson addressing a tea party rally in Madison in 2010.

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In this photo taken Aug. 10, 2012, former Gov. Tommy Thompson poses in Madison, Wis. Thompson is one of four Republican candidates vying for Wisconsin's open Senate seat in the Aug. 14 primary. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

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** FILE ** In this Dec. 1, 2011 photo, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson greets supporters after formally launching his bid for U.S. Senate, at a manufacturing facility in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde, File)

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** FILE ** In this Dec. 1, 2011 photo, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson greets supporters after formally launching his bid for U.S. Senate, at a manufacturing facility in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde, File)

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** FILE ** In this Dec. 1, 2011, photo, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson greets supporters after formally launching his bid for U.S. Senate, at a manufacturing facility in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde, File)

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** FILE ** In this April 15, 2010, file photo, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson addresses a tea party rally in Madison, Wis. Thompson is launching his Senate campaign with a rally on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Andy Manis, File)

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**FILE** Tommy Thompson