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Democrat Tammy Baldwin Wins U.S. Senate In Wisconsin

Democratic incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin retained her Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat. She was first elected to a six-year term in the U.S. Senate in 2012.

Throughout the midterm elections, Baldwin and her Republican challenger Leah Vukmir have mostly disagreed — especially when it comes to health care. WUWM’s LaToya Dennis says Baldwin is largely regarded as one of the most liberal in Congress, while Vukmir is heralded as one of Wisconsin’s most conservative.

Baldwin supports universal health care and says she believes new ideas are necessary when it comes to solving health care challenges. In her first-term, Baldwin reached out to the business community and introduced a bill that she recently told WUWM would reform tax credits.

Before being elected to Senate, Baldwin served seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. She also served in the state Legislature. She attended Smith College and UW-Madison Law School.

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