The National Rifle Association doled out nearly $11,000 in campaign contributions to former Gov. Tommy Thompson for his unsuccessful 2012 U.S. Senate race. That was the third-highest donation from the powerful gun-rights organization to any one candidate.
But the NRA wasn't done with that campaign. The group spent an additional $598,764 either in support of Thompson, a Republican, or against Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat, who won the seat vacated by Sen. Herb Kohl's retirement.
The Baldwin-Thompson race was one of nine Senate contests on which the NRA spent more than $100,000. Only three of ...