Tammy Baldwin

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U.S. Senator

Tammy Baldwin




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Candidates for the WI-Senate Class I Seat:
(Next election: 2 November 2010)

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Tammy Suzanne Green Baldwin has been a Democratic member of the U. S. House of Representatives, representing the Second Congressional District of Wisconsin, since 1999.


Record and controversies

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Organization 2007 Scorecard
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2008 Scorecard
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American Civil Liberties Union not avail. not avail.
American Conservative Union 0 - 0/25 not avail.
AFSCME not avail. not avail.
Americans for Democratic Action 100 - 20/20 100 - 20/20
Club for Growth not avail. not avail.
Drum Major Institute not avail. not avail.
Family Research Council not avail. not avail.
Information Technology Industry Council not avail. not avail.
League of Conservation Voters not avail. not avail.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not avail. not avail.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 45 - 9/20 not avail.

Iraq War

Baldwin voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Veteran's health

On March 21, 2007, the House considered a bill, Dr. James Allen Veteran Vision Equity Act, sponsored by Rep. Baldwin which would amend existing law to improve compensation benefits for veterans in certain cases of vision impairment. Specifically, it would offer veterans suffering eyesight loss in the range of 20/200 or less, or loss of peripheral field loss of 20 degrees or less, enhanced disability compensation. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs would be required to match listings on the National Directory of New Hires with that of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to determine individuals under age 65 who are eligible for the benefits. The bill passed 424-0.

Main article: U.S. veterans and soldiers legislation


Baldwin was born February 11, 1962 in Madison, Wisconsin where she was also raised. She earned a bachelor's degree from Smith College, and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1993 to 1999 and was elected to the House in 1998. She was the first woman elected to Congress from the state of Wisconsin. She is also the first openly gay person who was not an incumbent to be elected to the House of Representatives. While two openly gay men serve in the House of Representatives, she is the only "out" lesbian.

According to Baldwin's official website, "she is a leading advocate for universal health care" and works at "protecting Social Security from risky privatization schemes, protecting Medicare, and increasing support for public education, including financial aid for higher education." She is also "a forceful supporter of civil rights and an advocate for those in our society whose voices, too often, are not heard."[1]

On July 26, 2004, she spoke at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in prime time on the issue of health care.

2006 elections

In 2006, Republicans nominated David Magnum to face Baldwin in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] Baldwin retained her seat.

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
EMILY's List$ 431,843
Moveon.org$ 171,467
University of Wisconsin$ 128,300
JStreetPAC$ 118,358
League of Conservation Voters$ 97,558
Democracy Engine$ 81,330
Council for a Livable World$ 54,130
Voices for Progress$ 25,749
Marshfield Clinic$ 23,000
Foley & Lardner$ 22,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Tammy Baldwin
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • House Committee on Energy and Commerce
    • Subcommittee on Health
    • Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

More Background Data


DC office
  • 1 Russell Courtyard Washington, DC 20510
    Ph: 202-224-5653 Fax: 202-225-6942
    Webform email
District offices
  • 400 East Grand Avenue, Suite 402, Beloit, WI 53511
    Ph: 608-362-2800 Fax: (none entered)
  • 10 East Doty Street, Suite 405, Madison, WI 53703
    Ph: 608-258-9800 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office

2008 Campaign Contact Information

Official Baldwin for Congress campaign website

Tammy Baldwin for Congress
P.O. Box 696
Madison, WI 53701

608.663.6300 phone
608.256.2000 fax


Articles and resources


  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.

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