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Baldwin jabs Thompson, Republicans in speech


MADISON (WKOW) -- In her speech at the Democratic National Convention, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin said President Obama is working to help the middle class.

Baldwin said the president stands with her in supporting companies creating jobs in the U.S., rather than overseas. The congresswoman also said she and the president both support the Buffett Rule, which would make sure millionaires don't pay a lower tax rate than the middle class.

Baldwin said she believes Wisconsin voters will stem the rising GOP tide.

"Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Scott Walker, Tommy Thompson.... they think they're the only ones who speak for Wisconsin. But come November, the Wisconsin I know, the America I love will speak out loud and clear and keep us moving forward. Forward with a strong middle class, forward on a path to prosperity and forward with President Obama."

Baldwin also pointed out the president's progress toward equality with his repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

"Republicans want to write discrimination into our Constitution. But the Wisconsin I know believes that with each passing year and each generation our country must become more equal, not less," Baldwin said.

Baldwin is hoping to the become the first openly gay U.S. Senator in history.

The outcome of Wisconsin's U.S. Senate race could help determine whether Democrats maintain majority control of the Senate.

Polls show Thompson, the former four-term governor, with a lead over Baldwin, who has been in Congress since 1999.

Baldwin sat down with WKOW's Capitol Bureau Chief Greg Neumann on Tuesday at the DNC. Click here to watch Greg's one-on-one interview with Rep. Baldwin.

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