U.S. Senate

  1. "It’s about your future. It’s about access to college and whether or not we’re going to make sure we’ve got great jobs for you." 

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) wins her third term and talks about the importance of the youth vote to her successful campaign. 

  2. I didn’t run to make history, I ran to make a difference,”

    - Rep. Tammy Baldwin after defeating former Gov. Tommy Thompson and becoming the first openly lesbian woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
  3. After significant criticism from Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson’s campaign, Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) speaks out about the speculation against the vote she made five years ago.

  4. Thompson campaign scrambles after weekend gaffes

    Former Wisconsin governor and U.S. Senate hopeful Tommy Thompson has been known for putting his foot in his mouth in the past. But this past weekend, he had some help from his son.

    Jason Thompson, 38 was caught on camera at a Republican event calling for Obama to be sent “back to Chicago, or Kenya.”

    Tommy Thompson also had his own verbal flounder over the weekend, calling his opponent, Rep. Tammy Baldwin, “anti-Jewish.”

    The Thompson campaign later apologized and clarified for these missteps. Read more from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

  5. All over the world, the biggest challenge countries are facing is creating enough jobs for the people of age to work. It’s not an American challenge. It’s a global challenge.”

    - Former President Bill Clinton gave a speech Wednesday at Arizona State University in support of Democratic Senate candidate Richard Carmona.

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  6. The latest Marquette Law School poll shows Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) leading former governor Tommy Thompson (R) , 50 percent to 41 percent in the Wisconsin Senate race. When the two recently met for the first debate of the election, their polarizing views illustrated the division shown by the poll. Read more about the debate from the Badger Herald.

  7. Virginia Republican U.S. Senate candidate George Allen released a new ad attacking Democratic candidate Tim Kaine’s past and proposed tax policies. Last week during a debate in McLean, Va., Kaine said he “would be open to a proposal to have some minimum tax level for everyone.” (via The Richmond Times-Dispatch)

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  8. It shouldn’t be news that somebody who wants to go into the Senate is willing to start from a position of openness and dialogue. We can’t start with non-negotiable.”

    - Virginia U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine (D) during a debate against Republican candidate George Allen on Thursday, Sept. 20 in McLean, Va. Kaine and Allen both tried to stay as bipartisan as possible during the debate, focusing on decreasing the national debt while avoiding cuts to the military budget. (via The Richmond Times-Dispatch)

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