ELECTION '12

Will Mark Neumann Be Tammy Baldwin’s Anti-Gay Opponent In The 2012 Senate Race?

Lesbian Wisconsin congresswoman Tammy Baldwin has just announced that she wishes to run for Senate in 2012. If she wins her party primary (which she probably will), she’ll not only be the first openly lesbian senator, she’ll also have to face off against former Congressman Mark Neumann, an anti-gay politician who once said, “If I were elected God for a day, homosexuality wouldn’t be permitted.”

But before he gets to challenge Baldwin, he’ll have to beat former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson for the Republican nomination. Nevertheless Neumann has already started gunning for Baldwin saying, “It is essential that we bring Tammy Baldwin’s record to the forefront.” The real question is whether Baldwin has a chance of getting elected by Wisconsin’s conservative electorate.