Wisconsin Senator Baldwin announces 2024 reelection bid

Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) announced Wednesday morning she is running for reelection to the U.S. Senate in 2024.

Baldwin was elected to the United States Senate in 2012 and reelected in 2018. She’s Wisconsin’s first woman and first openly gay member elected to the Senate.

In a prepared statement, Baldwin said she is “committed to making sure that working people, not just the big corporations and ultra-wealthy, have a fighter on their side. With so much at stake, from families struggling with rising costs to a ban on reproductive freedom, Wisconsinites need someone who can fight and win.”

Baldwin has participated in passing legislation to promote American manufacturing, lowering the price of drugs like insulin, and expanding health care for veterans, according to a spokesperson for Baldwin.

A spokesperson for the Wisconsin GOP issued the following statement on behalf of the party:

“The Biden-Baldwin ticket will be on the hot seat with Wisconsin voters, in a state where four of the last six presidential elections were decided by less than 1% and Biden’s approval ratings are upside down. Baldwin has a lot of explaining to do after voting in lockstep with Joe Biden’s unpopular agenda over 95% of the time, complete with its inflationary spending that has pushed our economy to the tipping point.”

Rachel Reisner, the WisGOP Spokesperon

As previously reported last year, Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R) retained his seat by defeating Mandela Barnes.