July 13, 2011 at 3:44 pm EDT | by Kevin Naff
Baldwin posts $1.1 million in cash on hand

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Lesbian Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), in reports to be filed with the FEC today, posted receipts of $502,485.62 in the second quarter and more than $1.1 million in cash on hand. During June, she raised more than $435,000.

Baldwin is widely expected to pursue the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Herb Kohl.

“This is a remarkable showing 16 months before the next federal election, and it’s proof that Tammy Baldwin will be a formidable candidate if she decides to run,” said Robin Brand, deputy executive director of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. “We’ve already received a tremendous response from our donors and supporters, and the excitement is really beginning to build for what will be a historic campaign.”

The Blade will have more on this breaking story shortly.

Kevin Naff is the editor and a co-owner of the Washington Blade, the nation’s oldest and most acclaimed LGBT news publication, founded in 1969.

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