Baldwin opens Milwaukee campaign office

    U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Madison) has opened her Milwaukee campaign headquarters as part of her bid to succeed Democratic U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl.
    Kohl attended the office opening and endorsed Baldwin, the only Democrat currently running for his seat. Baldwin promised she would be a fighter for Wisconsinites, who have become increasingly frustrated with "the disconnect between the debates that we’re seeing unfold in Madison and in Washington, D.C.
    "People cannot believe that disconnect, day after day," Baldwin said. "I see it in the House of Representatives and some of the Tea Party extremists who’ve taken over there. What the people of Wisconsin want is someone who’s going to fight for them, not for Wall Street, not for the Tea Party, but for them.
    "I would have no one else as my successor, so you better get elected," Kohl told Baldwin
    Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore and former Gov. Pat Lucey also attended the event.
    While Baldwin does not face any challengers on the Democratic side, four Republicans are vying for the GOP nomination. They are former Gov. Tommy Thompson, former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann, Rep. Jeff Fitzgerald and Sen. Frank Lasee.

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