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
Says she voted against the Medicare Part D prescription drug program "because it was unfunded."
Says U.S. Senate rival Tommy Thompson ran Medicare "into the ground" and "nine years closer to bankruptcy."
Recent stories featuring Tammy Baldwin
Gov. Scott Walker caused a reverberation among liberals when, while plugging his new book, he used a seemingly innocuous term:
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)
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.
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.
Today we introduce a new feature: the High Five.
We’ll recap the five PolitiFact Wisconsin items that received the most page-views at PolitiFact Wisconsin during the previous month.
In May, they included a one drink maximum; a girl, an injured woodpecker and the FBI; repeated hand-washing and a memorable Clinton vs. Johnson moment.
Sen.-elect Ted Cruz of Texas already has a Truth-O-Meter report card.
So do Sens.-elect Tammy Baldwin, the Wisconsin Democrat who defeated a former governor to win a Senate seat, and Tim Kaine, the Virginia Democrat who bested a fellow former governor.
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