America's only (openly) lesbian Congresswoman, Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), announced this morning that she will run for the Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Herb Kohl. In an e-mail to supporters, Baldwin writes:
I can't wait to take my fight to the Senate: a fight to grow our economy, protect seniors, force Wall Street to clean up its act, and bring our troops home from Afghanistan. And I can't wait to see you on the trail as we bring our campaign to every corner of Wisconsin.
I know that, in this campaign, we'll be up against some powerful special interests. But I've beaten the odds before. All my life, the naysayers have told me that I can't win because I'm a progressive...because I'm a woman...even because I'm a lesbian. And I've proven them wrong because I've had rock-solid supporters like you standing with me.