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Baldwin-Thompson Senate race sets new spending record, led by outside groups

Majority of money spent on negative messaging

The battle between Republican Tommy Thompson and Democrat Tammy Baldwin is emerging as one of the most important -- and costly -- races in the country. It has drawn tens of millions of dollars from outside groups who see it as a race that could go either way and possibly determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.

Baldwin-Thompson Senate race sets new spending record, led by outside groups

Majority of money spent on negative messaging

The battle between Republican Tommy Thompson and Democrat Tammy Baldwin is emerging as one of the most important -- and costly -- races in the country. It has drawn tens of millions of dollars from outside groups who see it as a race that could go either way and possibly determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.