The four Republican primary candidates for U.S. Senate are in tough competition against each other in the race to win the right to campaign against Democrat Tammy Baldwin in the general election. But if they banded together, they’d make a pretty decent Olympic team. Former and present athletes all.
Mark Neumann barnstormed Wisconsin’s Southern Lakes Conference as a member of the East Troy High School football, track, and basketball teams.
Eric Hovde’s Madison East High School yearbook profile lists no sports affiliations. However Hovde is currently a dedicated fitness enthusiast. He clocks in daily, 90 minute workouts.
Tommy Thompson also currently excercises daily. He claims to do 100 push-ups every day. His boxing career is limited to the political arena. Not like in the days when he boxed for the UW Madison.
Jeff Fitzgerald (Hustiford High School Class of 1984) went on to play NCAA basketball with the high flyin’ Phoenix of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.