GOP U.S. Senate candidates attack each other ahead of August primary
Lacey Crisp reportsPhoto: Video by tmj4.com
MILWAUKEE- Democrats have controlled the U.S. Senate seat for more than 50 years. Now four Republicans are battling each other, trying to take control of the seat.
With less than a month to go before their primary election day, the four Republican candidates for Herb Kohl's Senate seat took turns swinging at each other.
Mark Neumann claims to be the true Conservative in the race.
"Eric Hovde is a different story. He's completely different than who I am. He spent the last 24 years in Washington, DC. He came back to Wisconsin to run for Senate, and is attempting to buy a US Senate seat," Neumann said.
Businessman Eric Hovde argued Neumann was following a pattern of going negative, but then Hovde turned on former Governor Tommy Thompson.
"I think there are issues that I could talk about that Tommy (Thompson) would have a hard time understanding," Hovde said.
Thompson fought back against Hovde.
"I would say anybody that makes those kinds of statements is not very bright. I would also say he doesn't know anything," Thompson said.
State Representative Jeff Fitzgerald argues only two people will benefit from the other three candidates going negative; himself and their Democratic opponent.
"I hope they don't go too far. Yes. That's always the fear that's out there is that you want somebody to come out strong, and if you beat each other up too much, you could come out a wounded candidate," Jeff Fitzgerald said.
Whoever wins the August primary will have to face Democrat Tammy Baldwin in November.