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Tammy Baldwin: Tea Party Extremism Has Me 'Worried'

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Democratic candidate for Wisconsin's U.S. Senate seat, U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, participates in a debate against Republican candidate former Gov. Tommy Thompson held at the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service on the University of Wisconsin Marathon County campus in Wausau, Wis., Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Gary Porter, Pool) | AP

After seven terms as a progressive Wisconsin congresswoman, Tammy Baldwin joined the Senate in January – becoming the body’s first openly gay member after beating a popular ex-governor who accused her of voting against “honoring the victims of 9/11.”

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