Tommy Thompson

Bold progressive Tammy Baldwin is on the cusp of history -- she may soon be the first openly-gay Senator in American history.

Her opponent Tommy Thompson -- who spent the past few years getting rich working at a D.C. lobbying firm -- made a crass joke last night on the eve of the election. He joked that a deer one of his campaign cars hit was "named Tammy Baldwin":

Thompson joked while talking to workers at the La Crosse steel fabricator that he got a deer even before the season opener. Actually it was one of his campaign cars; he said he was riding in the bus behind it when the crash happened early Sunday near Shawano. “Nobody was hurt,” he said. “It did a lot of damage. I think the deer was named Tammy Baldwin, but I’m not sure.”

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