Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde greets supporters at a GOP campaign office on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in Fitchburg, Wis. Hovde, a political newcomer, is in a four-p

 

              Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde greets supporters at a GOP campaign office on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in Fitchburg, Wis. Hovde, a political newcomer, is in a four-p
Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde greets supporters at a GOP campaign office on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in Fitchburg, Wis. Hovde, a political newcomer, is in a four-person race for the Republican nomination against former Gov. Tommy Thompson, former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann, and state Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)