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Sen. Tammy Baldwin Looks Back On Being 'The First' Throughout Career

Tammy Baldwin has made history throughout almost every stage of her nearly four-decade career.Along with being the first out LGBTQ+ woman elected to the House of Representatives in 1999 (where, with Barney Frank, she co-founded the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus in 2008) and the first out LGBTQ+ person elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, Baldwin was also the first woman from Wisconsin to serve in each of those roles. And yet, when she was first elected to political office at the age of 24, Baldwin's sexuality was not a history-making event.

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