Incredible News About Tammy Baldwin
I talked to Wisconsin's Tammy Baldwin yesterday and wanted to make sure you saw this incredible news -- Tammy is running for the U.S. Senate.
Let me tell you -- the prospect of facing this progressive champion and strong voice for Wisconsin's middle class in a must-win race terrifies the GOP. And when Republicans are scared, they fight twice as hard -- and we're gonna fight even harder.
The GOP will go after Tammy with everything in their arsenal, using unlimited corporate donations to blanket Wisconsin's airwaves with vicious personal attacks. Former Congressman and right-wing extremist Mark Neumann is already in the race for this open seat, and former governor and George W. Bush cabinet member, Tommy Thompson, is poised to run.
Your immediate support is absolutely critical so that Tammy can build the campaign she needs to compete and fight back against every attack ad, every smear, and every rotten political trick the GOP throws at her. We're counting on EMILY's List members like you to do it.
We knew when we supported Tammy's first campaign for the House in 1998 that she was going to do great things. She's exceeded all our expectations, becoming a true champion for women and families. She was a critical voice in helping our five women during the recalls in Wisconsin and a strong advocate against Gov. Scott Walker's agenda.
Tammy has a reputation of reaching across the aisle while still working for progressive values. As a member of Congress, she wrote laws expanding breast cancer screenings and enhancing veterans benefits, and she's a major force behind legislation to expand hate crimes laws and eliminate workplace discrimination. And she'd make history as the first openly gay U.S. Senator.
I cannot stress how important this race is for all of us. Our Democratic majority in the Senate is razor thin. If we lose our Senate majority, the Tea Party Republicans will have free reign to wage their war on women -- defunding Planned Parenthood, eliminating Medicare, gutting education. And they will stop at nothing to get that power.
The future of America hinges on who controls the Senate, and this race could make the difference. So let's make sure Tammy has what she needs to win.
I've seen what this community can do in Wisconsin -- you pulled out all the stops for our women, and I know you'll do the same for Tammy.
Thank you for all you are doing, and let's help Tammy make history!