Tammy Baldwin Acceptance Speech (Transcript)


I have never been a part of a campaign organization as amazing as this one. And I want to thank my friend and campaign manager, Karen Johansson for helping me build this team of determined, inspirational, and incredible staff, supporters, volunteers—it has been incredible and I am grateful for the campaign. Now, you have all heard about my grandparents who raised me. My grandmother was born in 1906 before women had the right to vote, and lived to see her granddaughter elected to the House of Representatives!

I know she would be proud tonight. I am happy and so fortunate to have with me tonight my mother Pam! Now— Among all the things I could tell you about her, she had the prophetic wisdom to name me Tammy. How could she have known that one day there would be headlines reading TAMMY VS. TOMMY? I am also thrilled to be joined by my Uncle and Aunt. And I just want to thank my family for their love, support and encouragement. So tonight a long journey comes to an end but we know our work is just beginning. And whether you voted for me or not. Whether tonight you are celebrating a victory or dealing with a defeat, I hope that when we wake up tomorrow morning we are ready to work. Ready to fight for our middle class. Ready to keep the promises to our seniors. Ready to have a level playing field for our workers and make sure everyone has a fair shot. READY TO MAKE OUR COUNTRY STRONGER MORE PROSPEROUS AND MORE EQUAL. READY TO DO WHAT WISCONSINITES HAVE DONE FOR GENERATIONS. STAND TOGETHER AND MOVE FORWARD. THANK YOU!"

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