Some good news from Wisconsin, the Victory Fund reports:
The next openly gay member of Congress will almost certainly be Wisconsin State Rep. Mark Pocan, a progressive small business owner who won the Democratic primary tonight in the Congressional District that has been represented by Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin for the past 14 years. (The primary winner is normally the heavy favorite to win the general election in the Democratic-leaning 2nd Congressional District.)Pocan has been active in...Read Full Story
Last week Brian Nemoir, the political director for the U.S. Senate campaign of former Gov. Tommy Thompson, sent out a gay-baiting email and tweet which contained a link to a video of Thompson's opponent, out Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin, dancing at Madison's Gay Pride festival in an attempt to mock her before she gave her DNC speech on 'Heartland Values'.
The Journal Sentinel reported:
"Clearly, there's no one better positioned to talk 'heartland values' than Tammy," Nemoir wrote in his...Read Full Story
Representative Tammy Baldwin is the projected winner in the Wisconsin race for U.S. Senate, defeating Republican Tommy Thompson. Baldwin is the first openly gay U.S. Senator.UPDATE: FOX News called it early, but nobody else has called it. There is growing concern here that it was called too early. Let's hope that's not the case.
UPDATE II: Reuters calls it, but does not cite numbers.
Posted Nov. 6,2012 at 9:51 PM EST by Andy Towle in 2012 Election, News, Tammy Baldwin...Read Full Story
Reports surfaced last month that Tammy Baldwin will make a "very likely" run for the soon to be vacant Senate seat in Wisconsin, possibly making her the first openly gay Senator in the country. While Baldwin herself is expected to make the announcement sometime over the next few days, some are already speculating who will fill her Congressional seat if she were indeed to run.
According to the Capital Times, Wisconsin State Representative Mark Pocan, an openly gay Democrat who has always eyed...Read Full Story
CBS News is reporting that lesbian legislator Tammy Baldwin is an Honorary Inaugural Co-Chair. And the press will not be slow to see Baldwin’s inclusion as an endorsement of Warren and as a buffer to criticism against the President-Elect. Clearly this is but another token of valueless “inclusion” like the marching band. Gays can have a silent and distant honorary place at the table, but the head seat goes to the guy who will “not tolerate” us and thinks we have no human rights and writes...Read Full Story
U.S. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin represents Wisconsin in the U.S. House of Representatives. Baldwin is a member of the Democratic Party. Representative Baldwin serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee and can be reached by phone at 225-2906.