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History made as Tammy Baldwin wins U.S. Senate race

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Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) - Madison and former Governor Tommy Thompson (R)
Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) - Madison and former Governor Tommy Thompson (R)

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Madison Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin has made history in winning Wisconsin's open U.S. Senate seat Tuesday.

The Democrat defeated Republican Tommy Thompson. 

With the win, Baldwin becomes the first openly gay candidate to win election to the Senate. She's also the first female to be elected a U.S. Senator in state history.

It also marks the first time the former governor Thompson lost a statewide election.

 

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