Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) defeated former governor Tommy Thompson (R) for the open Senate seat in Wisconsin. Baldwin becomes the first openly gay member of the U.S. Senate.
From Washington Post:
Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) won the open Wisconsin Senate race Tuesday, becoming the first openly gay person elected to the upper chamber.
Baldwin led former governor Tommy Thompson (R) 51 percent to 47 percent with 84 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press. The Washington Post has called the race for her.