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Interview by the Shepherd Express. You’re in the middle of your campaign, and you’ve been traveling around the state. What are you hearing from your constituents? I would say in some cases it’s issues and in some cases, it’s wanting to be involved politically. Constituents are concerned about healthcare and about getting ahead in a […]

Earlier this month, I decided to tell a very personal story that I hadn’t shared with many people before. I often talk about being raised by my grandparents, especially during discussions about strengthening Social Security or Medicare, supporting family caregivers or tackling prescription drug prices. But what I usually didn’t say is why I was […]

When Teen Vogue interviewed Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, the Democrat had just completed a busy week that included cosponsoring bipartisan legislation to fund school security improvements and invest in early prevention and intervention programs for students, school officials, and law enforcement. Baldwin, 56, is also gearing up for a reelection campaign that some are calling the top Senate race […]

Last week, Senator Tammy Baldwin (D–Wis.), who is up for reelection in November 2018, recently opened up for the first time about her mother’s on-and-off battle with opioid addiction. After the Associated Press reported on Baldwin’s candid remarks on the crisis, which claimed more than 64,000 lives in 2016, Baldwin dropped a new ad in which she recalled how she’d had to “pound” […]

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin has opened up about her mother’s prescription drug addiction in a new ad. In the ad, Baldwin, the first out LGBT person elected to the Senate, reveals that the crisis of widespread opioid addiction is personal for her. “I remember what it was like to come home from school […]

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) has launched a new campaign ad in which she opens up about her mother’s life-long struggle with drug addiction and touts her own efforts to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic. Baldwin, who faces a tough reelection race in November, uses the 60-second spot to recall times during her childhood when she would come home from school and “pound” […]

“We were both kids,” said Tammy Baldwin. “Who knows what to do in those situations?” This was Tuesday at a dining room table in Milwaukee. Here was Baldwin, a Democratic U.S. senator, talking with Morgan Thomas, a 29-year-old mother of four. They were talking about the opioid crisis, two daughters reflecting on their parents’ addiction. […]

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin, who is running for re-election this year in Wisconsin, opened up Tuesday about her mother’s mental illness and prescription drug addiction, in a moment of candor Baldwin hoped would empower others with similar experiences to come forward. “This epidemic hits close to home for me and for so […]

Around a table at the Appleton Public Library on Tuesday sat eight women whose lives have been deeply affected by addiction. They are local moms whose children are imprisoned, in recovery or have died. They are young women in recovery from addictions that began to take shape early in life. And one was a U.S. […]