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Resource ID: #14537
Subject: State Government
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Date: November 2-5, 1997 (February, March)



During his record tenure of 11 years as governor of Wisconsin, Tommy Thompson gained enduring popularity among voters and a burgeoning national reputation as a conservative welfare and education reformer. But over the course of an eight-month investigation, reporters found Thompson's administration had consistently rewarded donors, maintained overly close ties with favored firms and played insider politics with a tightly knit shadow government group of business allies. the articles also showed how donation were raised by Thompson's top aide for the national Republican Party from firms with business before the state.

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