UNDATED (WSAU) A group that opposes U-S sanctions against Iran has given almost $60,000 to Democrat Tammy Baldwin’s Senate campaign. The Council for Livable World says it has supported the Madison congresswoman ever since she first ran for Congress in 1998.
Baldwin is in a neck-and-neck race with Republican Tommy Thompson for the Senate seat that’s being given up by retiring Democrat Herb Kohl. Thompson’s campaign says Baldwin’s strong ties to the Council proves that her views on national security are too extreme for state residents.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said Baldwin has done a flip-flop on the subject in recent years. From 2006-through-last year, she voted against four major efforts to slap tougher sanctions against Iran. But since Baldwin started running for the Senate, she voted twice to expand existing sanctions. Baldwin spokesman John Kraus said she has supported sanctions as far back as the 9-11 attacks in 2001 – and she has a consistent record of keeping Americans safe from terrorism.