Thompson diagnoses gerrymandering problem, but not ready to embrace Iowa solution

As elder statesman of Wisconsin politics and the Republican Party, Tommy Thompson wants to change how voting districts are drawn to reduce partisanship at the statehouse and in Congress. “We’ve got to be able to make districts more competitive.” > Wisconsin State Journal

Tommy Thompson talks recent election results, state’s future

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson said Wednesday the mobilization of Democratic voters last week cost Republican incumbent Gov. Scott Walker the election. Other than possibly bringing President Donald Trump to suburban Milwaukee to electrify Walker’s base, there was nothing else his fellow Republican could have done to win another term, Thompson said. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Tommy Thompson urges bipartisan support to raise gas tax


Speaking Wednesday at the Milwaukee Press Club, former Gov. Tommy Thompson called on Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers to work with the Republican leaders of the Legislature to jointly push through a significant “revenue enhancement” to pay for improved roads. “Let’s face it — gas taxes have not been raised for a long time,” he said. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Walker confronts ominous political outlook

Campaigning with Gov. Scott Walker recently, former Gov. Tommy Thompson compared Walker to a recipe for a really good chocolate chip cookie. But are Wisconsinites willing to go with the recipe yet another time? > AP News

Walker campaigns with Tommy Thompson


The campaign trail brought current Gov. Scott Walker and former Gov. Tommy Thompson together Monday in both Green Bay and Milwaukee. The two touted their records on tax cuts, school funding and economic growth. They also criticized Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers‘ recently released 10 percent tax cut for middle class families. > WPR / Urban Milwaukee

Tommy Thompson on ‘UPFRONT’: Hopes civility returns after election

Former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson said the upcoming election will be “the toughest race that Scott Walker has ever run,” but he thinks Walker ultimately will pull out a victory. > ABC 12 Milwaukee

Tommy Thompson says he regrets his part in state’s prison building boom


Former Gov. Tommy Thompson, the author of a new memoir, has done many things in public life he’s very proud of. But among his regrets, he said Wednesday, is getting caught up decades ago in the “hysteria” of locking people up. He wishes he hadn’t built so many prisons. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel