Sharing her views across Wisconsin
U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, said Tuesday it is time for the rest of Wisconsin to get to know her.
Baldwin said she is “exceptionally well known” in the 8th Congressional District she has represented for seven two-year terms in Washington, D.C.
Baldwin is the only high profile Democrat seeking to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, who is stepping down after 24 years in the nation’s capitol, and who has endorsed her candidacy.
“Wisconsin is a big, exciting state … (having no strong primary opponent) affords me the opportunity to travel the state and introduce myself,” Baldwin said.
She isn’t disappointed that Republican senatorial candidates, including former Gov. Tommy Thompson, who may file nomination papers by June, will have to spend campaign dollars attacking each other in advance of an August primary and November general election.
“Having a unified front among Democrats going into a pivotal Senate race presents a significant opportunity as the GOP rhetorical food fight plays itself out,” Baldwin said before a mid-day “meet-and-greet” at Manitowoc County Democratic Party headquarters.
Her campaign website states, “She’s stood up for jobs, and defending the middle class by fighting unfair trade deals and big Wall Street giveaways.”
In the “Champion in Congress,” her website declares: “In 1999, Tammy became the first woman elected to Congress from Wisconsin and also the first openly gay challenger elected to Congress.”