Wis. Elects First Openly Gay Person To U.S. Senate
By: David Schaper
November 6, 2012
Wisconsin voters chose the Obama ticket over their own native son Paul Ryan. And the state is sending the first openly gay senator to Washington: Tammy Baldwin defeated former Governor Tommy Thompson for the seat of retiring Senator Herb Kohl.
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