BIO: Who Is Tammy Baldwin?
Fox News projected Tuesday night that Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) will win the Wisconsin Senate race, beating out her Republican rival, Tommy Thompson.
Here's some background info on the 50-year-old Madison-native, who will be the first openly gay senator in U.S. history:
Born: Feb. 11, 1962; Madison, Wis.
Family: Dissolved partnership
Education: Smith College, A.B. 1984 (math & government); U. of Wisconsin, J.D. 1989
Military Service: None
Elected: 1998 (7th term)
Note: Running for Senate
Political Highlights: Madison City Council, 1986; Dane County Board of Supervisors, 1986-94; Wis. Assembly, 1993-99; U.S. House, 1999-2013
Committees: Energy & Commerce (Environment & the Economy; Health)