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.
From left, Rep. Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J., David Goldman, the father of a child who was abducted to Brazil by the mother, and Arvind Chawdra, a father whose two children were abducted to India by their mother, attend a news conference in the Rayburn House Office Building on international child abduction.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.