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


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” ( 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