Friday, May 13, 2011

Tammy Baldwin Considering Running for Senate

Sources close to Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) say the lesbian congresswoman is mulling a run for the Sen. Herb Kohl's seat in 2012.  If she won, she would be the first openly gay member of the Senate.

"'This would obviously be a top priority for us.  Tammy Baldwin has been an outstanding congresswoman, and she’d be an outstanding senator,' said Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, which has endorsed Baldwin repeatedly.  In 1998, when Baldwin became the first openly LGBT candidate to win election to the U.S. Congress as a freshman, the Victory Fund raised nearly a quarter million dollars for her campaign."

While this would be historic and great news for LGBTs, I kind of wonder-- unless the Dems make a comeback in the House, wouldn't this further weaken the liberal bloc amongst our Representatives?


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