Aug. 30, 2014

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.)

  • District: Junior Senator from Wisconsin
  • Residence: Madison
  • Born: February 11, 1962; Madison, Wis.
  • Religion: Unspecified
  • Family: Dissolved partnership
  • Education: Smith College, A.B. 1984 (math & government); U. of Wisconsin, J.D. 1989
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Madison City Council, 1986; Dane County Board of Supervisors, 1986-94; Wis. Assembly, 1993-99; U.S. House, 1999-2013; U.S. Senate, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2012 (1st term); Defeated Tommy G. Thompson, R, to succeed Sen. Herb Kohl, D, who retired
  • Committee Assignments: Budget; Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; National Parks; Public Lands, Forests and Mining); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Employment & Workplace Safety; Primary Health & Aging); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Efficiency of Federal Programs; Financial & Contracting Oversight; Permanent Investigations); Special Aging
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State Information: Wisconsin

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (U.S. senator) Tammy Baldwin (D) 1,547,104 51.4%
Tommy Thompson (R) 1,380,126 45.9%
Joseph Kexel (LIBERT) 62,240 2.1%
Nimrod Allen (IDE) 16,455 0.5%
Write-ins (WRI) 3,373 0.1%
Riley Hood (CNSTP) 70  
Diane Lorbiecki (I) 43  
2010 general (WI-02 representative) Tammy Baldwin (D) 191,164 61.8%
Chad Lee (R) 118,099 38.2%
write-ins (WRI) 197 0.1%
2008 general (WI-02 representative) Tammy Baldwin (D) 277,914 69.3%
Peter Theron (R) 122,513 30.6%
write-ins (Write-In) 414 0.1%
2006 general (WI-02 representative) Tammy Baldwin (D) 191,414 62.8%
Dave Magnum (R) 113,015 37.1%
write-ins (Write-In) 259 0.1%
2004 general (WI-02 representative) Tammy Baldwin (D) 251,637 63.3%
Dave Magnum (R) 145,810 36.7%
write-ins (Write-In) 277 0.1%
2002 general (WI-02 representative) Tammy Baldwin (D) 163,313 66%
Ron Greer (R) 83,694 33.8%
write-ins (Write-In) 403 0.2%
2000 general (WI-02 representative) Tammy Baldwin (D) 163,534 51.4%
John Sharpless (R) 154,632 48.6%
write-ins (Write-In) 214 0.1%
1998 general (WI-02 representative) Tammy Baldwin (D) 116,377 52.5%
Josephine Musser (R) 103,528 46.7%
write-ins (Write-In) 1,578 0%
Marc Gumz (Write-In) 107 0%
John Stumpf (Write-In) 103 0%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 56.22% John McCain: 42.31%
2012 : 52.78% : 45.94%
2004 John Kerry: 50% George W. Bush: 49%
2000 Al Gore: 48% George W. Bush: 48%
1996 Bill Clinton: 49% Robert Dole: 39%
1992 Bill Clinton: 41% George H. W. Bush: 37%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 51% George H. W. Bush: 48%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 45% :