Tammy Baldwin Is Running for Senate

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WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 15: Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) participates in a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing on Capitol Hill October 15, 2009 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony on domestic partner benefits and fair policy for the Federal Government.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 15: Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) participates in a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing on Capitol Hill October 15, 2009 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony on domestic partner benefits and fair policy for the Federal Government. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Photo: Mark Wilson/2009 Getty Images

If she wins, the Wisconsin Democrat would be the first openly gay senator. Early polls have her four points down from her likely Republican opponent. [Weigel/Slate]