Tammy Baldwin's file:
Baldwin

Democrat from Wisconsin

Tammy Baldwin was elected to the U.S. Senate on Nov. 6, 2012. She represented Wisconsin’s Second Congressional District from January 1999 to January 2013. She served as a member of the Wisconsin Assembly from January 1993 to January 1999. She was a Dane County supervisor from 1986 to 1994 and briefly served on the Madison Common Council, filling a vacancy, in 1986.

Recent statements involving Tammy Baldwin

"This generation, on average, is starting their careers, if they’ve been to a four-year college, with just under $30,000 in debt."

"The average person who gets the minimum wage in America is 35 years old."

"Over 3 million Americans are employed in the growing green-collar workforce," which is more than the number "of people working in the fossil fuel industry."  

"When the Affordable Care Act was signed, 17 million American children" had a pre-existing condition and were "uninsurable."

Says U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin "proposed a $3.9 trillion tax increase -- a tax increase so extreme" that "even Nancy Pelosi voted against it."

Recent stories featuring Tammy Baldwin

Fact-checking state Democrats:

Wisconsin is second in the nation in losing jobs?

Milwaukee is second-highest in the recovery of children from sex trafficking?

In Wisconsin, a woman earns 80 cents for every $1 a man earns?

A look at 10 recent claims on the eve of the state Democratic convention.

Obama on Wisconsin’s Truth-O-Meter:

Obama on Ryan, Obama on manufacturing jobs. Johnson on Obama. Duffy, Kind, Baldwin and Walker on Obama.

With Barack Obama visiting Wisconsin, we look at how he's fared on our Truth-O-Meter.

In Context: Scott Walker's "healthy balance" remark:

Gov. Scott Walker caused a reverberation among liberals when, while plugging his new book, he used a seemingly innocuous term:

"Healthy balance."

LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) advocates were especially put off, as these headlines show:

Wisconsin governor defends ban on same-sex marriage as "healthy balance" of LGBT rights -- Think Progress (liberal blog)

Funny definition of "healthy balance" you got there, Scotty -- Daily Kos (liberal blog)

High Five for October: Obamacare gets hits:

Two items involving Obamacare, Mary Burke's political debut, debate over a proposed casino and a claim that Wisconsin sold water to California attracted the most page-views at PolitiFact Wisconsin in October 2013.

 

Testing Obamacare on the Truth-O-Meter:

The Affordable Care Act reaches a milestone on Oct. 1, 2013, when health insurance marketplaces that were set up as part of the law begin enrolling people.

Many claims on both sides of the political aisle have been made about President Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment, which has been implemented in phases since becoming law in March 2010.   

 

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