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Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Senator, AOL Makers Interview Talks Sexual Identity In Congress (VIDEO)

Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin speaks at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 6, 201
Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin speaks at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 6, 2012 on the final day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC). US President Barack Obama is expected to accept the nomination from the DNC to run for a second term as president. AFP PHOTO Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

United States Senator Tammy Baldwin initially realized what she could aspire to while watching Geraldine Ferraro accept the Democratic vice presidential nomination--a first for women. Since, Baldwin has been a trailblazer in her own own right as a woman and openly gay politician.

Tammy Baldwin was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2012, becoming the first openly gay U.S. Senator and first female Senator from Wisconsin. A Smith College alumni, her public service career began in 1986 at the age of 24 when she was elected to the Dane County Board of Supervisors, representing Madison's downtown area.

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