LPAC Makes Its First 2012 Endorsement
The super Pac LPAC, formed with “the mission of an action committee to champion candidates and causes that appeal to lesbian voters” ( http://gayagenda.com/19 Jul 2012/Super Pac Started by Super Lesbians) has endorsed Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis) in Wisconsin’s upcoming senate race. The choice was obvious: Baldwin is the only lesbian in Congress, and according to LPAC’s chair Sarah Schmidt, she is a champion of women’s rights, LGBT equality and fights for poor and middle class Americans. “
Baldwin’s Campaign is Historic
If elected, Baldwin could become the first openly gay person elected in the senate in a state from where the Vice-Presidential Republican nominee Paul Ryan hails. Baldwin now faces the former Governor of Wisconsin, Tommy Thompson, 70, who received 34% of the vote in the Republican primary, for an open seat vacated by Democratic Senator Herb Kohl. Confident, Baldwin, 50, has challenged Thompson to three general election debates.
“Show Me the Money”
A recent Quinnipiac survey showed Baldwin, who had no primary opposition, and Thompson tied. Democrats and Progressive were already preparing efforts to help Baldwin. LPAC has a goal of raising $1,000,000 for this election cycle. The LPAC board would match up to $50,000 in contributions. So far, they have received pledges of $200,000. (http://The Huffington Post, 8/14/2012/” Tammy Baldwin Gets Lesbian Super PAC’s First Endorsement)