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Pierce County Herald – Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-Madison) endorsed the St. Croix River Crossing project and said that she will vote for federal legislation that will permit construction of the new bridge.

Baldwin met with members of the Coalition for the St. Croix River Crossing over the weekend and toured the existing Stillwater Lift Bridge. She joins other members of Minnesota and Wisconsin’s Congressional delegation in support of the project and the effort to secure Congressional approval for the new bridge.

MILWAUKEE — Praising her unwavering commitment to creating jobs and fighting for Wisconsin’s workers and middle class families, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett today announced his endorsement of Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate.

“Milwaukee and Wisconsin need a fighter in the U.S. Senate we can trust to create jobs and put aside the polarizing rhetoric that only divides us, and Tammy Baldwin is that leader,” said Mayor Barrett. “Tammy is a proven champion for Wisconsin’s working and middle class families, and she understands the challenges and issues facing people right here in Milwaukee. Tammy Baldwin will be the adult in the room we can trust to get things done and reject the same tired political games that get us nowhere. That’s why I’m proud to endorse her.”

Every November 11th, we honor our veterans whose incredible commitment to keeping our nation free and safe deserves more than just a single day of recognition.

Our veterans have made enormous sacrifices for all of us, and just as our veterans proudly performed their duty, it is our solemn responsibility to support these brave men and women every day when they return home.

Blogging Blue – Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard that Democratic Sen.Herb Kohl will not be seeking reelection to the United States Senate in 2012, leaving his seat up for grabs. There are already three announced Republican candidates for the seat currently held by Sen. Kohl, while Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin of Madison is the only Democrat in the race thus far.

Kenosha News – U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, who is seeking to replace Sen. Herb Kohl in 2012, was in Kenosha Saturday reaching out to voters.

Baldwin toured Tenuta’s Italian Grocery, met with people at Pazzo’s downtown, and attended the Kenosha NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner. Earlier in the day she attended a veterans parade in Milwaukee.

A Democrat from Madison, Baldwin is the only Democrat who has declared in the race, while the Republican field is crowded, with candidates including former Gov. Tommy Thompson, former U.S. Rep Mark Neumann, state Sen. Frank Lasee and Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald.

HuffingtonPost – Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is set to introduce a resolution in Congress this week calling on the Obama administration and state attorneys general to ensure that any deal reached with the nation’s biggest banks on foreclosure abuses includes full investigations into what happened, awards proper compensation to victims and provides no immunity for potential wrongdoing.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the state AGs have been working with the nation’s five largest mortgage firms — Ally Financial, Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo — to settle disputes over potentially illegal foreclosure practices, such as the so-called robo-signing of foreclosure documents.

HuffingtonPost – While a majority of people who live in the United States are women, there are only 17 of them in the U.S. Senate. And if Americans turn against Democrats in the 2012 elections, that number could fall even further.

It’s happened before. Once all the votes were tallied in the 2010 midterm elections, the number of women in Congress had decreased by one — the first such drop in 30 years.