Now she could become the first openly LGBT American to serve in the United States Senate, and the Victory Fund is proud to endorse her in this groundbreaking race.
In 1998, Baldwin became the first woman elected to Congress from the state of Wisconsin, and the first and only lesbian ever to serve on Capitol Hill. In fact, she was the first openly LGBT candidate in U.S. history to win election to Congress as a non-incumbent.
Throughout her career, she's been a fighter for working families, for farmers and for expanding access to health care. But she's also used her authentic voice to speak out for the rights of LGBT people across America and around the globe.
Tammy was at the center of efforts to end the ban on gays and lesbians serving in the U.S. armed forces, and she worked hard to make sure local law enforcement officials had the tools to fight hate crimes based on gender, disability and sexual orientation.
It's time to send this courageous and committed leader to the U.S. Senate to break another glass ceiling and move our country toward equality for all Americans.