Rep. Tammy Baldwin announced early this morning her long-expected Senate bid for the seat left open by retiring Sen. Herb Kohl. In a video, the Wisconsin Democrat says that, like Kohl, she would fight for the middle class. She highlights her early opposition to the Iraq War and positions herself as someone unafraid to speak up.
"I'm used to facing challenges head on," Baldwin says.
She closes with a request for people to visit her website, friend her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.
Our primer on Baldwin's candidacy is here. Roll Call Politics rates the open Senate seat a Tossup.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.