Tammy Baldwin

Democrat for WI-US Senate

Top Issues: Growing American Jobs, Abortion Rights, Health Care, LGBTQ Rights, Veterans

Committee Assignments: Chair: Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries, Climate Change, and Manufacturing; Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; Member: Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP); Commerce, Science and Transportation; Appropriations; Subcommittees: Communications, Media, and Broadband; Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security; Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight, and Ports; Employment and Workplace Safety; Primary Health and Retirement Security

Major Legislation: Women’s Health Protection Act; Respect for Marriage Act; Affordable Insulin Now Act; Dairy Pride Act

Election Outlook: Cook Political Report Rating: Lean D.
Sen. Baldwin has so far avoided a serious Republican challenger. Rep. Mike Gallagher was seen to be her most formidable potential opponent, but he has ruled out a run. So has Rep. Tom Tiffany. We’re still watching two self-funders, venture capitalist Eric Hovde and former staffing company CEO Scott Mayer, as well former Lt. Rebecca Kleefisch, who could make this a competitive race.

Years in Office: 2013-present

Former Elected Offices: U.S. Representative, WI-2; Wisconsin State Assembly, District 78; Dane County Board of Supervisors

Profession: Lawyer

Education: BA, Mathematics & Political Science, Smith College; JD, University of Wisconsin

Did you know?

Tammy was the first openly gay senator.