Red, White and Blue
Baldwin believes voters focused on jobs, economy in U.S Senate race
MADISON- Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin believes this upcoming election against Republican Tommy Thompson isn't about partisanship, but about job creation.
"It's about fighting for the middle class of Wisconsin," said the congresswoman to Newsradio 620 WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Afternoon News with John Mercure."
"What people want in their next U.S. Senator is someone that will fight for them," argued Baldwin. "They want Congress to get down to business to focus on their struggles."
Baldwin told the show that Thompson isn't focused on working class families in Wisconsin. "Tommy (Thompson) is fighting for tax breaks for the very top."
Baldwin has never won a statewide campaign, while her opponent was a four-term governor, but doesn't consider it a disadvantage. She believes the voters don't care how many times Thompson ran for public office.
"Voters will go into the polling place on November 6 thinking about one thing: jobs and the economy."
If Baldwin was elected to U.S Senate, she would be the first openly gay U.S. Senator.
"It hasn't come up on the campaign trail," said Baldwin. "Families are focused on the economy, truth and integrity."
Wisconsin's U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Democrat Herb Kohl is in serious threat of being won by Republicans for the first time since 1957.
According to a recent poll, Thompson leads Baldwin by double digits.