In 1998, Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District shattered the state’s glass ceiling and elected Tammy Baldwin as the state’s first female member of Congress and the nation’s first openly gay challenger sent to Congress. She has since built her political career on challenging corporate special interests and fighting for the middle class. As a member of the House of Representatives, she is the lead sponsor of the Buffett Rule to ensure that millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share. Tammy also authored a provision in the Affordable Care Act which allows young adults to stay on their parent’s insurance until age 26.
Tammy has had the courage to make tough decisions that were not always politically popular. Shortly after she was first elected to Congress, Tammy stood up to Wall Street and the big banks by voting no on repealing the Glass-Steagall Act, the repeal of which enabled the Great Recession. In 2003, she was in the minority of Congressmen who voted against the costly war in Iraq.
We believe that Baldwin will continue her fight for the middle class in the U.S. Senate and are proud to lend her our endorsement.