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Reuters: Wisconsin’s Baldwin becomes first openly gay senator

(Reuters) – Wisconsin Democratic Representative Tammy Baldwin made history on Tuesday by becoming the first openly gay U.S. Senator, defeating former governor Tommy Thompson in the most expensive Senate race in state history.

The Senate race was the most expensive in state history with the two candidates raising at least $65 million.

The outcome is another blow to Republicans, who needed to make a net gain of four seats to take a majority in the U.S. Senate.

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