Agreeing to match donations up to $50,000, lesbian super PAC, LPAC, endorsed its first candidate in the 2012 Senate Race: Tammy Baldwin.
In a news release, LPAC representative Sarah Schmidt relayed, “This is an important and historic campaign: If elected, Tammy Baldwin would be the first openly gay member of the U.S. Senate. She is a champion of women’s rights, LGBT equality, and fights for poor and middle-class Americans. And, she is under attack from anti-women, anti-choice, and anti-equality forces.”
Schmidt added, “Secret groups funded by the Koch brothers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Karl Rove have already spent millions of dollars attacking Tammy. And she’s still standing strong. Polls are showing that she is in a dead heat against all her potential far-right opponents. Not only would Tammy’s win be a win for lesbians, for women, but for all fair, equality-minded Americans. This is must-hold seat for the pro-women Senate Democrats to keep control. In Washington, D.C., in state legislatures, and through ballot initiatives across the country, women’s rights are being taken away every day. Tammy’s voice and votes in the Senate will be instrumental in stopping this onslaught of attacks against women.
Baldwin’s campaign has said, “Baldwin has strong record of supporting tax cuts for middle class families and small businesses in Wisconsin including the child care tax credit; marriage penalty relief; expanded student loan interest deduction; tax credits for hiring veterans; and increasing lending and lowering taxes for small businesses. She is also the co-sponsor of the ‘Bring Jobs Home Act,’ which would give a tax break to business owners who relocate an overseas company to the United States and eliminates a tax break for companies that outsource jobs.”
“The Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, Tommy Thompson, opposes the “Buffet Rule” and supports tax cuts for millionaires like himself while raising taxes on the middle class; increasing out-of-pocket health care costs for seniors; increasing the cost of higher education; and ending the guarantee of Medicare for future generations, said Baldwin’s campaign.
Baldwin said in a recent statement, “Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and all my opponents in the Senate race believe that we can move our economy forward by looking to the policies of the past that failed and got us into our fiscal mess in the first place. They all support providing budget busting tax cuts to millionaires and paying for them by increasing out of pocket health care costs for seniors, increasing the cost of higher education for students and their families, and ending Medicare as we know it for future generations.”
Adding, “I believe that path is wrong for Wisconsin, wrong for our nation, and that we need to do what’s right for the middle class.”