Tammy Baldwin Elected As First Openly Gay Senator

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Tammy Baldwin, the Democratic senate hopeful from Wisconsin, was elected this evening Victory Fund is reporting, making her the first openly gay senator serving in the US Senate. Progress!

Baldwin defeated Republican nominee Tommy Thompson in one of the most expensive Senate battles in the country, with both sides getting heavyweight support from Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush respectively.

Thompson's downfall began last month when he said he would end Medicare and Medicaid, a comment that caused much controversy.

Baldwin has been the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district since 1999.

Now how about we get some marriage equality in the Midwest you progressive Cheeseheads you...

Wisconsin Might Elect the First-Ever Out Gay Senator