Tammy Baldwin

Born Feb 11, 1962

Tammy Suzanne Green Baldwin is the junior United States Senator from Wisconsin and a member of the Democratic Party. She previously served as the U.S. Representative from Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district from 1999 to 2013. Baldwin defeated her Republican opponent, former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson, in the 2012 U.S. Senate election. She is the first woman elected to represent Wisconsin in the Senate, and the first openly gay U.S. Senator in history.… Read More

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    Wisconsin Senator Puts The Squeeze On Almond Milk With Her 'dairy Pride Act'
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    Democrats Look At The 2018 Map And Get Ready To Fight For The Filibuster
    Huffington Post - 13 days ago
  • Sen. Baldwin: We Must Question Source Of Stolen Emails
    CNN - Oct 14, 2016
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    House Passes Bill To Protect Unpaid Interns From Discrimination
    Huffington Post - Jan 12, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tammy Baldwin.


1962 Birth Born on February 11, 1962.


1980 18 Years Old Baldwin graduated from Madison West High School in 1980 as the class valedictorian.


1984 22 Years Old She earned a B.A. degree from Smith College in 1984 and a J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1989. … Read More
1986 24 Years Old Baldwin was first elected to political office in 1986 when she was elected to the Dane County Board of Supervisors, a position she held until 1994. … Read More


1992 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1992, Baldwin ran to represent Wisconsin's 78th Assembly District. … Read More
1993 - 1995 3 More Events
1998 36 Years Old In 1998, U.S. Congressman Scott Klug of the 2nd District, based in Madison, announced he would retire, prompting Baldwin to run for the seat. … Read More
2000 38 Years Old In 2000, Baldwin won reelection to a second term, defeating Republican John Sharpless 51%-49%, a difference of 8,902 votes. … Read More


2002 - 2005 3 More Events
2006 44 Years Old Baldwin was one of 22 members of Congress to vote against a 2006 resolution honoring victims of the September 11 attacks on the fifth anniversary of 9/11. (The resolution passed 395-22.) Baldwin says she voted against the resolution because it used divisive language amounting to an endorsement of the Patriot Act and immigration bills she characterized as overly harsh. … Read More
2007 45 Years Old On August 1, 2007, Baldwin cosponsored H. Res. 333, a bill proposing articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney, and H Res. 589, a bill proposing the impeachment of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
2008 46 Years Old On January 20, 2008, Baldwin wrote in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that on Dec. 14, 2007, "I joined with my colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee, Reps. … Read More
2009 47 Years Old In November 2009, Baldwin voted for the version of healthcare reform that included a public option, a government-run healthcare plan that would have competed with private insurers, but only the House passed that version.
2010 48 Years Old She ultimately voted for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, that become law in 2010. … Read More
2011 49 Years Old Baldwin ran as the Democratic nominee against Republican nominee Tommy Thompson, who had formerly been governor and Secretary of Health and Human Services. She announced her candidacy on September 6, 2011, in a video emailed to supporters.


2012 50 Years Old 1 More Event
She ran uncontested in the primary election, and spoke at the 2012 Democratic National Convention about tax policy, campaign finance reform, and equality in the United States. … Read More
2013 51 Years Old On October 20, 2013, Baldwin was one of sixteen female Democratic senators to sign a letter endorsing Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee in the 2016 Presidential Election. … Read More
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