What’s He Hiding?
Thompson Refuses to Tell People Who He Works For
Democratic Party Releases New Web Video on Thompson Corporate Clients
MADISON – As former Bush Administration Secretary Tommy Thompson continues to weigh a run for U.S. Senate, there is one thing he won’t reveal – his client list with the large Washington, D.C. lobbying firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. Thompson has spent the last five years as a Washington, D.C. insider cashing in for his work on behalf of corporate interests – including health insurance and pharmaceutical companies, and the finance industry.
Today the Democratic Party released a new web video “Working for Them,”that focuses on Thompson’s refusal to disclose to the media who he works for in an interview in Madison on February 11.
“While Wisconsin families are struggling, what’s Tommy Thompson been up to?” said Mike Tate, Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. “Taking on special interests as clients and serving on the boards of Wall Street, drug and insurance companies.”
In a November 23, 2009 interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Thompson also refused to disclose his clients, but admitted that he works with about 25 health care companies as part of his work for the DC lobbying firm.(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/23/2009)
“The people of Wisconsin deserve someone who is standing up for them against the corporate special interests in Washington,” said Tate, “So people deserve to know who Secretary Thompson has been standing up for in Washington. How can he fight for us, when he has been working for them?”
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