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?