Baldwin campaign gets boost from women’s groups, gay rights advocates


Photo: Tammy Baldwin addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.. Baldwin would be the first openly gay senator if elected. / J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Female candidates often get support from women and related advocacy groups for their campaigns.

And when a candidate is female and gay? An entirely new demographic offers its support, said Dave Wegge, a political science professor at St. Norbert College in De Pere.

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