Less than one week after formally announcing her intention to run for the Wisconsin senate seat being vacated by a retiring Herb Kohl, Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin has picked up her first major endorsement.
The National Organization for Women has announced their formal endorsement of Baldwin, a seven term Congresswoman, calling her a “strong advocate and supporter of women’s rights.” Via press release, NOW’s Political Action Committee stated, “[Baldwin] has worked on a long list of women’s rights issues, including pay equity, violence against women, reproductive rights and women’s health…[and] has led successful efforts in the House to pass expanded hate crimes legislation…In the Senate, Baldwin will continue to work to advance social justice issues, with an urgent focus on protecting Social Security and ensuring adequate funding for the program into the future.”
There are currently no other declared Democratic contenders for the seat. Republican Mark Neumann has announced he intends to run, and former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson has expressed interest as well.
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