Lost in the Obama victory, congratulations to Tammy Baldwin who defeated Tommy Thompson in my state's Senate Race.
When the confetti and Kid Rock CDs are cleared, the victory of Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin may be the second-biggest story of the night. Six years ago, Wisconsin voted on one of those gay marriage bans that plagued the land in the post-Goodrich era. All but one county approved the ban. Today, they have the nation's first openly gay senator, who now has to figure out what she wants to do with that. I'm amazed at how she came in under the radar. National gay donors realized immediately that Baldwin could be electable statewide. They'd worked with her for more than a decade, and knew her better than the people who rate candidates based on their issue profiles. Republicans underestimated her for a year, assuming that Tommy Thompson's crossover votes would save him.