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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” […]

Sen. Tammy Baldwin is discussing her mother’s struggle with drug addiction and mental illness in a new personal campaign ad that also highlights her work to combat the opioid crisis. In the new 60-second spot, titled “Knock,” the Wisconsin Democrat recalls returning home from school and fruitlessly knocking on the front door because her mother […]

“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. […]

For many national Republicans, Ms. Baldwin has emerged as the top target in the 2018 midterms: Donors from outside the state are spending twice as much money on the race so far as on any other Senate contest this year, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan group that tracks […]

PARDEEVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Margo Miller thanked her hosts, covered herself in a blue plastic poncho and headed back into the driving sleet Saturday morning, with more doors to knock on in this rural subdivision but with another new volunteer’s name on her clipboard. Miller and about 50 other Democratic activists who braved the spring […]