MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican Tommy Thompson and Democrat Tammy Baldwin attacked each other's record in the second debate in the race to fill Wisconsin's open U.S. Senate seat.
Baldwin used Thursday night's debate in Wausau to go after Thompson's decision after leaving public office in 2005 to work for a high-powered Washington law firm.
Thompson says Baldwin is on the extreme side of the Democratic Party and her positions would lead to higher taxes and not create jobs.
It got really heated when the two were asked about sending U.S. troops to Iran to prevent the country from betting a nuclear weapon.
Thompson alleged Baldwin took a $60,000 campaign donation from a group that supports the country's leader. He says that's why, up until recently she voted against sanctions against the country.
Baldwin said Thompson has investments in a company that work with Iran.
Baldwin said she never heard of the group.
Thompson said he sold the investment in the company the day of the debate.
The two are scheduled for a third and final debate next week.
The winner will replace Herb Kohl who did not seek re-election
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