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Tammy Baldwin

Tammy Suzanne Green Baldwin (born February 11, 1962) is the junior United States Senator from Wisconsin and a member of the Democratic Party. She previously served as the U.S. Representative from Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district from 1999 to 2013, as well as serving three terms in the Wisconsin Assembly representing the 78th district.

Baldwin defeated her Republican opponent, former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson, in the 2012 U.S. Senate election. She is the first woman elected to represent Wisconsin in the Senate and the first openly gay U.S. Senator in history. As of 2012, Baldwin's voting record makes her one of the most liberal members of Congress. 

(Wikipedia, July 1, 2015)

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Victoria Davis

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin drew inspiration from her mother in an often ugly campaign. Baldwin easily won re-election over state Sen. Leah Vukmir. more

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Republicans underestimated Tammy Baldwin in 2012. This election, outside interest groups started targeting the Wisconsin senator months ago. more

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Big money is coming out to defeat incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin. Illinois businessman Richard Uihlein is backing Kevin Nicholson in the Republican primary; Beloit businesswoman Diane Hendricks is supporting Leah Vukmir. more

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Democrats have to start winning again. And Sen. Tammy Baldwin, who is up for re-election in November 2018, is already under attack from the GOP and its allies. Her liberal base needs to trust her political instincts and get her re-elected. more

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President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to “buy American and hire Americans.” But House Speaker Paul Ryan is balking at a proposal from Sen. Tammy Baldwin that would do just that. more

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At a small gathering of supporters in late September, longtime friends of U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin were charged up about the latest polls on the Wisconsin Senate race, showing the congresswoman beating former Gov. Tommy Thompson by a significant margi more

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