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Tommy Thompson Won’t Rule Out Another Run for Governor

Thompson served four terms as governor from 1987 to 2001. He recently served as interim UW-System president.

By , Wisconsin Examiner - Jan 13th, 2022 12:28 pm
Tommy Thompson at Spotlight Health Aspen Ideas Festival 2015. Photo by Bluerasberry / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0).

Tommy Thompson at Spotlight Health Aspen Ideas Festival 2015. Photo by Bluerasberry / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0).

Former Republican governor and current interim UW System President isn’t ruling out running for a fifth term as governor.

The 80-year-old said in an interview with WISN12 on Tuesday that he’s still able to do the job.

“Everything is on the table,” he said. “I’m not saying it’s in the cards. But, I’m physically and mentally capable of doing anything.”

Thompson was Wisconsin’s longest serving governor, holding the office from 1987-2001 before stepping down to become Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush. In 2012 he ran for the U.S. Senate and was defeated by Tammy Baldwin. He’s set to step down from his role as UW System president on March 18.

Thompson stepped in to run the state’s university system in July 2020 after it was unable to find a permanent president following a search process that was widely criticized for failing to include the input of faculty and students.

He told WISN that he would sit down with his family in April to discuss his future.

Tommy Thompson won’t rule out run for 5th term as governor was originally published by Wisconsin Examiner. 

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One thought on “Tommy Thompson Won’t Rule Out Another Run for Governor”

  1. tornado75 says:

    i hope thompson reads urban milwaukee and sees this: please don’t run; please don’t support these republicans now that live in the legislature; please be a mensch and step aside.

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