Tammy Baldwin Becomes First Openly Gay Senator

The 50-year-old Democrat defeated Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin race.
3:00 | 11/06/12

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The people's voice was heard tonight Wisconsin. A okay. -- January. -- -- will be heard in the United States that. Yeah. Okay. I am honored. And humbled and grateful. I'm ready to get to work. Readiness and with president Barack Obama. And -- Okay. I didn't quite well with constant middle class. Now and I am well aware. That I will have the honor to be Wisconsin's. First one thing US. Okay. Okay. And I. And I am well aware that I will be the first openly gay. It. -- But I didn't run. I didn't run to make history. I ran to make a difference. -- -- -- A difference in the lives of families struggling to find work and pay the bills. A difference. In the lives of students worried about -- Okay. And seniors worried about their retirement security. -- difference in the lives of veterans who. -- for us and meet someone fighting for them. Okay. A difference. A difference in the lives of entrepreneurs trying to build a business. And working people trying to build some economic security. -- -- -- But in choosing me to tackle those challenges the people of Wisconsin have made history. And I can tell you how great -- I am for the trust that you placed in me. All I can do is work as hard as I can to keep that trust. I know many -- that people listening to this speech tonight. May not have voted for -- me. But I want you to know that I will stand up for you. And I asked -- work Whitney to move our state forward. Parent is the promise I want to make you. I will be a senator for all with --

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