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The Capital Times – Right-wing groups such as the Club for Growth, which have poured millions of dollars into shaping election results in Wisconsin and neighboring state in recent years, have bought a lot of allegiance from politicians who reject the public interest in order to advance the agenda favored by CEOs and hedge-fund managers.

WISN – U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, says she hears a lot of frustration from middle class people and there is a disconnect between people and the politicians in Washington, D.C.

Huffington Post – Ten years ago this week, we invaded Afghanistan with a clear mission. Our nation had been attacked and Afghanistan served as a safe haven for those responsible, sheltering al Qaeda training camps within its borders. Days after the attacks on our homeland, I voted to authorize the use of military force against the perpetrators and those who had aided and abetted them. I stand by that vote. But today, ten years after the war began, the number of al Qaeda operatives in Afghanistan is estimated at less than 100.

MetroWeekly – On Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) addressed the 15th annual Human Rights Campaign national dinner. After being introduced by longtime HRC board of directors member Bruce Bastian, Baldwin told the crowd — to thunderous applause — “I’m Tammy Baldwin, and I’m running for Senate.” Baldwin has announced that she is seeking the Democratic nomination in 2012 for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wisc.), who is retiring at the end of this term.

AlterNet – Watching the news lately, you’d think that Election 2012 was only between Republican candidates for president, each trying to outflank the next to his or her right.

The Republican primaries may be getting lots of attention, but several progressive candidates around the country are gearing up for races that could swing the Congress and put some control back in the hands of progressives.

In These Times – Noted author, activist and Princeton professor Cornell West, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and new Wisconsin Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin were among an impressive cast of speakers who ignited a crowd of about 8,500 in Madison on Saturday by hailing the key role of Wisconsin’s labor rebellion this year in revitalizing progressive politics across America.

WisPolitics – In one of her first major public appearances as a U.S. Senate candidate, U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, rallied her base at the annual Fighting Bob Fest at the Alliant Energy Center on Saturday.

Speaking to hundreds of progressive activists, Baldwin said she would continue to fight to rebuild roads, schools and bridges, end tax breaks for the wealthy, and end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Wisconsin Ag Connection – The National Farmers Union announced its 2011 NFU Golden Triangle and Friend of the Family Farmer Awards on Tuesday, which is the organization’s highest honor for government service. The awards are given annually to members of Congress who have demonstrated outstanding leadership on issues affecting family farmers, ranchers and rural communities.