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