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Baldwin, Thompson spar in final debate


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- In a race that's still up for grabs, Wisconsin's U.S. Senate candidates Tommy Thompson and Tammy Baldwin faced off Friday for the last time before Election Day.

One of the big issues revolved around a resolution honoring victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. Thompson said he questioned Baldwin's judgment and not her patriotism for voting against the resolution. "I was very upset when everyone else in the state of Wisconsin, all of the other Congressional Delegation voted for that and Congresswoman Baldwin did not -- that bothered me," Thompson said about the 2006 House bill.

"I am outraged that Tommy Thompson would question my patriotism," Baldwin fired back about Thompson's campaign ad this week attacking her vote on the resolution. Baldwin said she voted against it because it contained other language supporting Republican policies she opposed.

Baldwin said she voted nine times for similar resolutions honoring 9/11 victims.

The two candidates also sparred over Iran. Baldwin questioned Thompson's holding stocks in companies that do business with Iran, while he said it's wrong for her to take donations from a group that opposes Iranian sanctions.

When asked what issue they would take on first if elected to the Senate, Baldwin said she would focus on jobs and the economy, Thompson said he would balance the budget.

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