A Wisconsin Democrat looks forward to a majority in Washington, D.C. She breezed to victory over her GOP challenger, now Second District Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin is in the majority and ready to tackle job one: the economy. "Intertwined with our economic challenges . . . are issues of health care and the lack of affordable insurance in many parts of the country, our challenges with energy policy, and with housing issues," said Baldwin. "We have to see where the new high paying jobs of the future, that will remain in America are. I think they lie in a new green economy."
Baldwin said Democrats also have a serious agenda to advance on Iraq. "Senator Obama has articulated that it is a very high priority for him, to redeploy our troops responsibly out of Iraq."
Baldwin received 69 percent of the vote Tuesday, to 31 percent for Republican Peter Theron.