Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) for Senate
Tammy Baldwin has been a progressive star in Congress since 1998 when she was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. There, she was one of the first House opponents of the war in Iraq and voted for early withdrawal of American troops from both Iraq and Afghanistan.
She had a tough Senate race in 2012, running against former four-term Governor Tommy Thompson who was favored, but Baldwin won 52%-46%. She became the first woman Wisconsin had sent to the Senate, and the first openly gay member ever elected to the Senate. In the Senate, Baldwin has voted terrifically on national security issues. On the Iran nuclear agreement, she said: “I’m proud that America led six countries toward an historic international agreement with Iran. I believe we are right to choose a path of international diplomacy to achieve our goal of verifiably preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.”
On North Korea, she has urged the crisis with North Korea be de-escalated and that the U.S. exhaust every diplomatic option. On the Council scorecard, she has scored a perfect 100% on key votes in the Senate.
Baldwin will have another difficult race in 2018. Wisconsin has trended toward Republicans in federal as well as state elections; President Trump scored an unexpected victory in the state in 2016. At this point, there are two Republican candidates: management consultant Kevin Nicholson, a Marine veteran, and state Senator Leah Vukmir, a tea party candidate closely aligned with Governor Walker. Outside groups have already spent more than $4 million to defeat Baldwin, including a new $1.6 million attack barrage announced by billionaires Charles and David Koch at the end of October.
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