Tammy Baldwin Election Results: Democrat Becomes First Openly Gay Senator

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: Romans 1:24-26

WASHINGTON — Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) beat Republican Tommy Thompson for Wisconsin’s open U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, becoming the nation’s first openly gay senator.

“I am honored and humbled and grateful, and I am ready to get to work — ready to stand with Barack Obama, and ready to fight for Wisconsin’s middle class,” said Baldwin to raucous cheers at her victory party.

Even during his four-way GOP primary race, Thompson was long considered the frontrunner. He was a popular governor in the state who later served as President George W. Bush’s Health and Human Services Secretary and enjoyed high name-recognition in the state.

But his strategy of portraying Baldwin as a far-left liberal faltered. When he tried to go after her for not being strong enough in speaking out against Iran, Thompson’s own investments in companies that do business with Iran became a bigger issue.

When he went after Baldwin for not supporting 9/11 first responders, he was quickly called out by independent fact-checkers and first responders’ families for launching a dishonest attack. It also brought more attention to the fact that his firm profited off 9/11 responders with a lucrative federal contract, and raised more questions about why he was even talking about the 11-year-old issue to begin with.

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