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04:52 PM on 09/06/2011
She should run for president.
Oneandoneandone
Professional Spitfire
05:14 PM on 09/06/2011
She might do that some day! :-)
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Dee Ree
You lost Republi'cons'! Get over it!
04:51 PM on 09/06/2011
Yeah! Wish I could vote for her:) Gay Pride Country Wide!
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WI Patriot
Defending the Constitution.
04:40 PM on 09/06/2011
If Tommy Thompson runs, she has no chance whatsoever.
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JakeAZ
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04:47 PM on 09/06/2011
I'm not sure TGT will win a primary against Mark Neumann. Are you?
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babyboomerorig
Senior, fearful and angry.
05:04 PM on 09/06/2011
Tommy Thompson is still chasing his dreams and wants the spotlight back. He can't win. It's been too long since he was governor and he needs to realize that his time is gone.

Anyway, the TP says he's too liberal.
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JakeAZ
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05:07 PM on 09/06/2011
Ain't that the truth. TGT would be considered a moderate these days....
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PatientZeroBeat
Dying since 1962
04:35 PM on 09/06/2011
Is America the only Democracy where being gay still makes headlines?
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robertaruth
The answer is in the music
04:47 PM on 09/06/2011
Do you mean being gay and running for political office, being gay and a celebrity or just "being gay"?
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The Albany Kid
From the 518 to the 651
04:57 PM on 09/06/2011
Possibly. But on the bright side, America is quite possibly the only democracy (with a White majority) in which a man of color can become the head of state and/or head of government. Despite some minor flaws, we are one *amazing* nation.
05:11 PM on 09/06/2011
i don't know but not all Americans seam to share your opinion. A lot still don't like the fact that Obama, who is in fact half black, has become the first 'black' president. and the fact that it's still a topic almost 3 years later shows that the american freedom isn't if a bit freer for some than for others.
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PLT23
Tree Hugging Socialist and proud of it!
04:29 PM on 09/06/2011
The fact that she want's to be openly true to herself says a lot about her as a person.
The more brave people like her who can be proud of who they are and represent their communities the better.
She's not doing it to garner votes (as if it were that easy), she's showing the public that there's nothing wrong with who she is so why keep it a secret. That's it!!

Best of luck Tammy! I'm proud of you!
04:27 PM on 09/06/2011
Run, Tammy, Run!
It's good to see true progressives seeking Senate seats.
Any light that can lead us away from the medieval desires of the Tea party (and their ilk) has my utmost respect and support.
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handsout
Why do they always need someone to blame?
04:22 PM on 09/06/2011
This seat is a LOCK to be a GOP pickup. This lady only makes it a larger spread.
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04:26 PM on 09/06/2011
BS
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handsout
Why do they always need someone to blame?
04:35 PM on 09/06/2011
Look at the early polls. Yea, alot can change but the state senate elections show how little might the Unions still have.
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patricksmom
Extreme cat and dog lover
05:44 PM on 09/06/2011
This is recall Wisconsin Sparky and a seat previously held by a retiring democrat. Sorry the Koch brother money won't help./
02:47 AM on 09/08/2011
Ah, I seem to remember we retired a Democrat from the other seat. Hopefully, we can make it a clean sweep.
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Randolph Greer
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04:14 PM on 09/06/2011
Tammy Baldwin is everything the Koch brothers and the corporations hate. She is everything Republicans hate. She is everything the Tea Party hates. She is everything the upper class hates. She is everything fascists hate. She is everything the blue dog Democrats hate. She is everything Scott Walker hates. She is everything Rush Limbaugh hates. She is the anti-Christ to Glenn Beck. She is the devil to Pat Robertson. She is Satan to Sean Hannity. She is everything Michele Bachmann is against. She is Rick Santorum's nightmare on Elm Street. She is Rick Perry's Rosemary's Baby. She is Mitt Romney's "wicked witch of the west." And she is what Barack Obama has never been, a true progressive.
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SpookyAnnya
RN for higher teachers' salaries
04:22 PM on 09/06/2011
She's gotta be right for the Senate then. We just need to replace her with a dem in the house and all the TP with Dems in 2012.
04:27 PM on 09/06/2011
If she's all that, I'll vote for her!!
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JakeAZ
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05:16 PM on 09/06/2011
She totally is "all that". She has been an unabashed liberal/progressive and openly lesbian woman since I knew her in political circles when she was still in law school in the 80s and first got elected to County office in 1986, believe. She has never lost an election, county, state and US Congress.

If I were still a resident Cheesehead/Badger, she would have my vote and my steadfast campaign work. As it is, she has a donation or two from me in AZ, the Dinosaur State.
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TurnSeiki
Black Conservative
04:13 PM on 09/06/2011
Oh, I see the plan. Tell everyone she's gay BEFORE telling them her political positions and policy beliefs. That way, anyone who doesn't like her is a homo.phobe. Liberals at their best.
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Cacey
Ignore rudeness, honor discussion
04:43 PM on 09/06/2011
Often your posts reveal how little you know and this one is not different. She's been an openly gay member of Congress for several terms and her positions as well as her being Lesbian have been public for years.
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TurnSeiki
Black Conservative
05:18 PM on 09/06/2011
Then why not lead with that? Why lead with her sexual "preference"? I didn't write the story.
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Valksy
civis mundi sum
04:51 PM on 09/06/2011
Typical paranoia of the right. She has been publicly out for many years - when she was elected to House of Representatives in 1998 she was already living an open and authentic life. It isn't as if she JUST came out of the closet for the Senate run.
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TurnSeiki
Black Conservative
04:59 PM on 09/06/2011
Just watch, my friend. Juuuuuuust watch.
04:05 PM on 09/06/2011
Who are the closeted gay senators?
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SpookyAnnya
RN for higher teachers' salaries
04:24 PM on 09/06/2011
Republicans are ahead
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PengieP
05:00 PM on 09/06/2011
Well, isn't Lindsey Graham openly gay?
03:50 PM on 09/06/2011
Best of luck Tammy !

You will fight for progressive causes.

You've shown courage and you've shown class.

I'll send you a contribution, though I don't live anywhere near Wisconsin.
03:47 PM on 09/06/2011
In Australia, we have two openly gay, prominent members of Parliament - one a man who is also a physician and t'other, a woman who is the nation's Finance Minister. Apart from the common knowledge pertaining to their sexual preferences, it's never commented on in the press and only recently attracted some interest when Ms Penny Wong, the Minister, announced that she and her partner were expecting a baby, via IVF. Quite rightly, this country is only concerned with Dr Bob Brown's and Ms Wong's ability to perform their duties to the standard that the electorate expects. Anything else is their private business.
Oneandoneandone
Professional Spitfire
05:20 PM on 09/06/2011
I hope some day the US is on the same page about this.
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Arnie Zelkovitz
When in doubt, go left.
03:46 PM on 09/06/2011
I don't care whether she is gay or straight, man or woman, purple or green. If she's a progressive who will actually vote like a progressive and talk like a progressive, let's get her in there.
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Coloradem
Christian, Gay, Democrat
03:46 PM on 09/06/2011
I've already made my first contribution to her campaign via Act Blue. She's one Democrat I'll be able to support without reservation!