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Dem. Tammy Baldwin Becomes First Openly Gay Senator Elected

Tammy Baldwin triumphed over former Gov. Tommy Thompson to become the first openly-gay member of the Senate, winning Wisconsin’s seat. The seven term congresswoman from Madison County outspent Thompson 3 to 1 in television ads as she surged in the polls going into November. Thompson was governor of the Badger State from 1987-2001 .