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In reports to be filed with the Federal Election Commission today, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin’s campaign committee reported receipts of $502,485.62 for the second quarter, and cash on hand totaling $1,114,488.59. Baldwin raised more than $435,000 during the month of June and received contributions from 2,339 donors during the current quarter. a
Baldwin, who has represented Wisconsin’s 2nd District since 1999, is a likely candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl. In addition to impressive fundraising, her campaign reports that Baldwin had a strong showing at the Wisconsin Democratic Party’s State Convention in early June and has encouraging public and internal poll numbers.
“As I reach out to people throughout the state, I am gratified by the encouragement and support that I’m receiving,” Baldwin said. “Senate campaigns are expensive and fundraising is an important measure of support.”
Baldwin is one of only four out gay representatives serving in Congress. If she won a senatorial race, she would become the first out gay ever elected that body and the first woman to serve Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate.
Baldwin is considered a strong campaigner, who has consistently won re-election by wide margins. The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund predicts Baldwin would receive unprecedented support from the nation’s LGBT community if she decides to run.