Posted by: JanF | September 6, 2011

Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) for U.S. Senate

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) has announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate.

 
 

Tammy Baldwin … standing up for Wisconsin values:

It’s time for leaders who put the middle class first and have the courage to do what’s right. It’s time the people’s voice was heard in Washington. It’s time for bold progressive values in the U.S. Senate.

From an interview in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

he said, “Politicians in Washington and Madison aren’t hearing, aren’t listening to their constituents and prioritizing getting people back to work and growing our economy.”

Baldwin said as senator she would seek to “put people back to work immediately rebuilding roads and schools,” boost small businesses and entrepreneurs while also reining in the national debt.

She said she would close tax loopholes “to folks who ship jobs overseas” and favored a repeal of Bush tax cuts for the wealthy.

“At a time of debt reduction, which is essential, it’s time for fairness,” she said. “Everybody, including those who have climbed the ladder of success, needs to be part of the solution. You cannot lower the debt merely on the backs of the middle class.”

Baldwin also appeared eager to take up the challenge to define herself to the electorate. One recent poll showed she had 54% name recognition among the state’s voters.

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  1. I will be sorry to lose her as my U.S. House representative but happy to have her progressive voice heard instead from the U.S. Senate. Good luck, Tammy!


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