Lesbian PAC raising money for Wisconsin’s Tammy Baldwin


LPAC, a lesbian super PAC, is dedicating its resources this week to raising money for Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin’s run for the U.S. Senate.

LPAC, on its website and with social media tools, said Baldwin “needs our help immediately” for her “important and historic campaign.”

If elected, Baldwin would be the first openly gay member of the U.S. Senate. Her Republican opponent in the November election will be decided in today’s primary.

LPAC described Baldwin as “a champion of women’s rights, LGBT equality” and a fighter for “poor and middle class Americans.”

The organization’s advisory board has offered a $50,000 matching challenge to the PAC’s supporters to raise $100,000 this week.

Baldwin is the first candidate to get an endorsement from the PAC, which was announced earlier this summer.

LPAC hopes to raise at least $1 million for pro-women, pro-LGBT candidates in the 2012 election.