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Will Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) be the first gay Senator?
WaPo ^ | 09/06/2011 | Rachel Weiner

Posted on 09/06/2011 10:53:39 AM PDT by markomalley

Wisconsin Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) has made it official — she’s running for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Herb Kohl (D) next year.

If she wins, Baldwin will make history as the the first openly gay member of the Senate. But how much will her sexuality factor into the race (if at all)?

Baldwin was first elected to represent Wisconsin’s 2nd district in 1998, becoming the first female House member from the Badger State. She was also the first openly gay person to be elected to Congress as a non-incumbent.

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was the first congressman to voluntarily come out as gay — he did so in 1987, during his fourth term, in the Boston Globe. There are currently four gay members of Congress, all in the House.

“When I first ran for Congress in 1998, people counted me out,” she says in her Senate announcement video released this morning “But we worked hard, campaigned across south-central Wisconsin, and we won.”

In that announcement — via video and an e-mail to supporters — Baldwin made no mention of being gay. And, when asked about the impact on her campaign during a conference call with reporters, Baldwin said: “From day one, I have always been open about my sexual orientation. I think that that integrity is something that is important to voters. But frankly, this campaign isn’t going to be about me.”

Of course, that depends on who ultimately decides to run — and who Republicans decide to nominate.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; lesbonazi; lesbonaziagenda; lesbonaziforsenate; lesbonazism; rachelweiner; weinerreports
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Let me see how this narrative will go: if you don't vote for this Tammy Baldwin, you must be "homophobic..."


1 posted on 09/06/2011 10:53:40 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

James Buchanan (D-Penn.) served in the US Senate, but he wasn’t “openly gay.”


2 posted on 09/06/2011 10:58:03 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: markomalley

“There are currently four gay members of Congress...”

I’m guessing that their count may be missing several people.


3 posted on 09/06/2011 10:58:08 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: markomalley

Does the D stand for Democrat or Dyke?


4 posted on 09/06/2011 10:59:08 AM PDT by safetysign
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To: markomalley

John Kerry will be disappointed.


5 posted on 09/06/2011 10:59:17 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: markomalley
Every time I see Barney Frank, he looks like he just finished giving a guy a BJ

6 posted on 09/06/2011 10:59:30 AM PDT by y6162
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To: markomalley
With that face, one can see why she's gay....


7 posted on 09/06/2011 11:02:55 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Verginius Rufus
"James Buchanan (D-Penn.) served in the US Senate, but he wasn’t “openly gay.”"

Why did you have to bring him up? The only person from my state who was elected to the Presidency and he may have been one of the worst Presidents ever. Yes, worse than Carter. Though Obama may be attempting to give him a run for his money.
8 posted on 09/06/2011 11:05:29 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: markomalley

She is by all accounts one of the most liberal members of the House. So if she gets the Democrat nomination then it should be a clear choice in terms of ideals between her and the Republican, whoever that winds up being.


9 posted on 09/06/2011 11:06:08 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

I wonder if her first order of business would be to change Wisconsin from the Badger State to the Beaver State.


10 posted on 09/06/2011 11:06:55 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: y6162

She looks like Willem Dafoe


11 posted on 09/06/2011 11:07:07 AM PDT by albie
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To: markomalley

Some like to say that being a gay/lesbian candidate doesn’t matter, but since their sexual practices are basically married to their leftist politics and are inseparable in their identities, it really DOES matter


12 posted on 09/06/2011 11:07:27 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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Will Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) be the first gay Senator?

I thought Barbara Mikulski and HILLARY! were first...go figure.

13 posted on 09/06/2011 11:08:19 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: markomalley
"But frankly, this campaign isn’t going to be about me.”

Huh? LOL! My goodness, the stuff these morons say.

FYI, I know a few lesbians and several of them will get really pissed off if you call them "gay". Guys are gay, women are lesbians they tell me.

DOUBLE -FYI, some so-called lesbians can be a lot of fun under the right circumstances... *Wink - Wink - Nod - Nod*

14 posted on 09/06/2011 11:09:42 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: albie
She looks like Willem Dafoe

"I resent that!"

15 posted on 09/06/2011 11:10:15 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
"I wonder if her first order of business would be to change Wisconsin from the Badger State to the Beaver State."

Oregon might have something to say about that...


16 posted on 09/06/2011 11:10:33 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

“I wonder if her first order of business would be to change Wisconsin from the Badger State to the Beaver State.”

Or change the state snack from moose munch to rug munch


17 posted on 09/06/2011 11:10:53 AM PDT by y6162
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To: markomalley

Probably not.


18 posted on 09/06/2011 11:11:54 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: markomalley

Didn’t obama serve in the Senate?

(just posin’ the question...)


19 posted on 09/06/2011 11:12:35 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: markomalley

Herb Kohl of Wisconsin wasn’t called the Dairy Queen for nothing


20 posted on 09/06/2011 11:12:46 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: albie

Maybe he can play her in a Lifetime Network movie about her life.


21 posted on 09/06/2011 11:13:46 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: markomalley

This woman is perhaps the most far-left member of Congress. She cannot win state-wide in Wisconsin.


22 posted on 09/06/2011 11:13:52 AM PDT by brewcrew (Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid. --John Wayne)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Did that guy from Idaho ever admit it?


23 posted on 09/06/2011 11:14:32 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: brewcrew

Democrats PLAN on stealing elections. The people be damned.


24 posted on 09/06/2011 11:17:26 AM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: markomalley
But frankly, this campaign isn’t going to be about me.”

That may be the most idiotic statement I've ever heard from a politician. Of course the campaign is about you. What a maroon
25 posted on 09/06/2011 11:19:34 AM PDT by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: markomalley

The “D” after her name is an instant disqualifier.


26 posted on 09/06/2011 11:20:31 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

What’s that stuck between her teeth?

Nevermind.


27 posted on 09/06/2011 11:21:43 AM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: y6162

A slightly less-weathered Mick Jagger.


28 posted on 09/06/2011 11:21:56 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: markomalley

Will Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) be the first gay Senator?,

Bulldog Barbara Mikulski (D) of Maryland does not agree with the headline


29 posted on 09/06/2011 11:22:16 AM PDT by chuckee (Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. But, Mr Obama, wisdom is not putting it in the fruit salad)
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To: markomalley

30 posted on 09/06/2011 11:26:31 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Prepare for Armageddon! Buy brass and lead!)
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To: markomalley

And the question implies Leslie Graham is straight?


31 posted on 09/06/2011 11:28:11 AM PDT by matthew fuller (If America is to survive, the national socialist democrat (NAZI) party must be destroyed.)
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To: CholeraJoe

Nice picture....was gonna have to do that if you didn’t.


32 posted on 09/06/2011 11:30:18 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Gore Lauds Romney on Climate Position; 0bamaCare was based on RomneyCare.)
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To: markomalley
Related to Robert Redford?


33 posted on 09/06/2011 11:31:01 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: markomalley

I think Barbara Mikulski is probably the first lesbian senator.


34 posted on 09/06/2011 11:34:23 AM PDT by gunnut
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To: CholeraJoe

Good point.


35 posted on 09/06/2011 11:36:10 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Clock King

The election to replace the Dairy Queen will occur AFTER the full effect of Wisconsin Voter ID is in place. I’m not sure she could even come close if it weren’t.


36 posted on 09/06/2011 11:38:55 AM PDT by brewcrew (Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid. --John Wayne)
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To: markomalley

“Lipstick Lesbian”(tm)

She has no support outside of Madistan and Milwaukee. I’m ashamed she represents my district in Wisconsin.


37 posted on 09/06/2011 11:41:27 AM PDT by BigpapaBo (If it don't kill you it'll make you _________!)
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To: markomalley

She can dance with Bono at the inauguration ball. Let the attendees figure it out.


38 posted on 09/06/2011 11:42:16 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: gunnut

“I think Barbara Mikulski is probably the first lesbian senator”

Yup. Bulldog Barbara says been there, done that.


39 posted on 09/06/2011 11:44:04 AM PDT by chuckee (Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. But, Mr Obama, wisdom is not putting it in the fruit salad)
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To: markomalley

Probably not. I’m not saying she wouldn’t win. I’m just saying she probably wouldn’t be the first.


40 posted on 09/06/2011 11:55:02 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: SoJoCo

I don’t care about if she is gay or not, but Yeah, I think she is the most liberal member of Congress. From her bio, it also appears that she has never had a “real job” in her entire life. She can’t be a friend of the working man if she has never worked a day.


41 posted on 09/06/2011 11:59:06 AM PDT by CGalen
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To: ConservativeDude

As far as I know, no.


42 posted on 09/06/2011 11:59:10 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: markomalley

Hey. we have that thing beat here in MD. Exhibit A: Barbara “The Whale” Mikulski.


43 posted on 09/06/2011 12:10:23 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: All

That headline makes it sound like adding to a Hot-Wheels collection, instead of trying to elect a Senator.


44 posted on 09/06/2011 12:13:22 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: safetysign
Does the D stand for Democrat or Dyke?

No, deviant...

45 posted on 09/06/2011 12:39:12 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: markomalley

Tammy Baldwin’s at Madison Pride fest - Wonder Woman! Lol.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7YDaXqyL-Y


46 posted on 09/06/2011 1:11:39 PM PDT by sbMKE
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Poor Benny Beaver...rolling over in his beaver grave.


47 posted on 09/06/2011 1:12:46 PM PDT by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: markomalley

Workin' it for the working folks - do the infrastructure boogie!

48 posted on 09/06/2011 1:13:06 PM PDT by sbMKE
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To: albie
She looks like Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe resembles that!

49 posted on 09/06/2011 1:14:12 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: BigpapaBo

Neumann will destroy her in out-state Wisconsin.

The Republicans party apparatus might not be keen on Neumann but he sells “outsider” well in the northern part of the state and folks outside Milwaukee/Madison preferred him to Scott Walker - Neumann being the preferred conservative.


50 posted on 09/06/2011 1:28:28 PM PDT by sbMKE
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