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Former Gov. Tommy Thompson's brother has cancer

 

MADISON (WKOW)-- Ed Thompson, the brother of former Governor Tommy Thompson, says he has pancreatic cancer but will continue to campaign for the state Senate.

 

Thompson said on Monday that the cancer was detected early. He will have surgery as soon as possible after another round of tests Wednesday.

The 65-year-old faces Democratic incumbent Senator Kathleen Vinehout of Alma in the 31st District race for Senate.

Thompson is the former mayor of Tomah.

He also ran for governor as a Libertarian in 2002.

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