First Openly Gay Senator Elected to U.S. Senate from Wisconsin

Tammy Baldwin

Tammy Baldwin, seven-term Congresswoman from Wisconsin  became the first openly gay woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate. A Democrat,  Baldwin is considered by some to have populist concerns. As a House representative, she co-founded and co-chaired Congressional LGBT Equality. Will her election force the Senate to engage more with LGBT issues?
Baldwin defeated ex-Governor Tommy Thompson.  Republican Thompson took a leave from politics for twelve years when he worked as a healthcare lobbyist.  He served as Health Secretary in the Bush Administration.

Her Successor in House of Reps. Also Gay:  Historic First
With Baldwin’s seat vacant in the Wisconsin’s 78th Assembly District, Mark Pocan who labels himself a Progressive, ran for Baldwin’s seat and won!  Who is Mark Pocan from Kenosha, Wisconsin?… more

LPAC Backs Tammy Baldwin

Tammy-Baldwin

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.… more