Senate Elections 2012: Former HHS Chief Thompson Could Return To Washington As Senator
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Polls show Tommy Thompson, HHS secretary from 2001 to 2005, leading in the Wisconsin Senate race. His experience in health care could make him a fit for the Finance Committee or the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Few members of HELP are planning to leave at the end of the session, but a number of retirements on Finance could leave space for newcomers.