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Openly Gay Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin Announces Bid For U.S. Senate

Openly gay Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin announced she will run for the open U.S. Senate seat in Wisconsin.

CNN has the report:

In a three-minute web video, the six term congresswoman likened herself to retiring Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl and former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold, who lost his reelection bid in 2010.

She pointed to her opposition to the deregulation of Wall Street and the war in Iraq as examples of her progressive credentials. Wisconsin is a battleground state President Barack Obama won with 56 percent of the vote in 2008. But Republicans made significant gains during the 2010 election, capturing a Senate seat and the governor’s mansion.

“Just like Herb Kohl, I’ve made standing up for the middle class my top priority and I’ve never hesitated to speak my mind,” Baldwin said in the video. “The fact is we have to create jobs and get the economy back on track, and it’s time politicians looked out for seniors, working families and the middle class instead of protecting the profits of big oil and Wall Street.”

Read the full report via CNN

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