Hot Damn, Tammy Baldwin
I first met Tammy Baldwin back in 1996 when I was working as a page for the Wisconsin State Assembly in Madison. It was my first post-college job and Tammy was already a force in the statehouse, even if she was routinely part of a vocal minority.
Now she’s running for U.S. Senate after a solid run as a member of the House of Representatives in D.C. I recently spoke with Rep. Baldwin about her campaign–you can see that here– noting that Baldwin’s campaign almost had an air of inevitability around it as the movement of the 99% shows no signs of backing down.
I’ve got to say, it was the most refreshing campaign call I’ve been on in a while, especially since the midterm elections. In case you haven’t noticed, the only coherent policy coming from the right is a unified effort to strip back rights, especially women’s rights. And here was a candidate who was not only understood the attack on reproductive freedom was a way of threatening women’s economic survival, she was willing to go on the record about it. Well hot damn.