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 51%–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 be de-escalated and that the United States exhaust every diplomatic option. On the Council scorecard, she has scored a perfect 100% on key votes in the Senate.
Baldwin has another difficult race in 2018. A recent article in The Huffington Post was entitled, “Wisconsin Is Quietly Becoming The Top Senate Race Of 2018.” Outside groups are trying to soften Baldwin up by spending more than $5 million so far to defeat her. That’s more than they’ve spent against all other Senate Democrats up for re-election, and includes a more than $2 million attack barrage by billionaires Charles and David Koch. In fact, CNN recently reported that Baldwin is a “top target of the Koch brothers, who plan to spend more than $400 million on this year’s midterms.”
There are two announced Republican candidates so far: management consultant Kevin Nicholson, a Marine veteran, and state Senator Leah Vukmir, a tea party candidate closely aligned with Governor Scott Walker. Eric Hovde, a millionaire hedge fund manager and self-funder, has been considering throwing his hat in the ring. Wisconsin has trended toward Republicans in federal as well as state elections, and President Donald Trump scored an unexpected victory in the state in 2016.
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