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Tammy Baldwin

[Congressional biography]

Born: February 11, 1962 in Madison, WI

Education:

  • Madison West High School (Madison, WI), 1980
  • Smith College, A.B., 1984
  • University of Wisconsin, J.D., 1989

Career:

  • Lawyer

Elected Office:

  • Madison city council, 1986
  • Dane County supervisor, 1986-1994
  • WI Assembly, 1993-1999



Election Results for Tammy Baldwin


Click on the Year to see the results of that election.

YearAgeStatePartyOfficeDistrictStagePosVotes%
1998 36 WI D U.S. House District 02 Primary 1 24,227 37.1%
1998 36 WI D U.S. House District 02 General 1 116,377 52.5%
2000 38 WI D U.S. House District 02 Primary 1 25,467 100.0%
2000 38 WI D U.S. House District 02 General 1 163,534 51.4%
2002 40 WI D U.S. House District 02 Primary 1 75,458 100.0%
2002 40 WI D U.S. House District 02 General 1 163,313 66.0%
2004 42 WI D U.S. House District 02 Primary 1 35,904 100.0%
2004 42 WI D U.S. House District 02 General 1 251,637 63.3%
2006 44 WI D U.S. House District 02 Primary 1 53,656 100.0%
2006 44 WI D U.S. House District 02 General 1 191,414 62.8%
2008 46 WI D U.S. House District 02 Primary 1 18,414 100.0%
2008 46 WI D U.S. House District 02 General 1 277,914 69.3%
2010 48 WI D U.S. House District 02 Primary 1 38,041 100.0%
2010 48 WI D U.S. House District 02 General 1 191,164 61.8%
2012 50 WI D U.S. Senate Class 1 Primary 1 185,265 99.8%
2012 50 WI D U.S. Senate Class 1 General 1 1,547,104 51.4%
2018 56 WI D U.S. Senate Class 1 Primary 1 510,812 99.6%
2018 56 WI D U.S. Senate Class 1 General 1 1,472,914 55.4%


Age: Age as of July 1 of the year pertaining to this election.




Ideology Data for Tammy Baldwin


Click on the number in the 'Conserv.' column to see all of the key votes for that year.

YearAgeBodyConservative
Coalition
Party UnityPresidential
Support
Vote %LiberalConserv.
P
1999 37 House 90 3 D 83 15 95 100 4
2000 38 House 96 4 D 72 28 99 90 4
2001 39 House 94 2 R 21 74 97 100 0
2002 40 House 98 1 R 21 75 99 100 0
2003 41 House 99 1 R 18 82 99 100 8
2004 42 House 98 2 R 33 67 99 100 4
2005 43 House 99 1 R 13 87 99 100 0
2006 44 House 99 1 R 11 89 100 95 0
2007 45 House 99 0 R 2 98 99 100 0
2008 46 House 99 0 R 16 84 99 100 0
2009 47 House 95 0 D 91 4 96 100 0
2010 48 House 99 0 D 83 15 99 100 0
2011 49 House 96 2 D 77 23 99 100 4
2012 50 House 93 2 D 85 8 95 94 0
2013 51 Senate 99 1 D 99 1 100 90 4
2014 52 Senate 99 0 D 97 1 99 89 0
2015 53 Senate 99 1 D 88 12 100 100 0
2016 54 Senate 91 9 D 87 13 100 90 4
2017 55 Senate 99 1 R 36 62 99 100 0
2018 56 Senate 93 6 R 38 61 99 100 5
2019 57 Senate 98 2 R 34 66 99 100 0
2020 58 Senate 98 2 R 37 63 99 100 4
2021 59 Senate 99 0 D 93 7 100 100 5
2022 60 Senate 96 1 D 98 1 97 0
2023 61 Senate 93 3 D 100 2
Lifetime conservative rating:   2%


Age: Age as of July 1 of the year pertaining to this row.



Conservative Coalition: According to the publication "Congressional Quarterly" (CQ), this is an alliance of Republicans and Southern Democrats (from back when Southern Democrats tended to be conservative or at least moderate) against Northern Democrats in Congress.

This concept had significant meaning perhaps through the 1980's. These statistics stopped being computed after 2000 because conservative Democrats no longer existed except in very rare cases. The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with the coalition; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the coalition. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast.



Party Unity: According to CQ, a Party Unity vote in Congress is one in which the parties were split, with a majority of Democrats opposing a majority of Republicans.

The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with his party; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the party. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast.



Presidential Support: These are votes for which the President has stated his position, either in via a message to Congress, by press conference remarks or other public statements and documents.

The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with the President; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the President. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast. The "P" column indicates the party of the President in each year.



Vote %: The percentage of roll-call votes in which this Representaive or Senator participated by voting "Yes" or "No" (as opposed to "Present" or not voting at all.)



Liberal Rating: These ratings are based on key votes as identifed by the ultra-liberal advocacy organization called "Americans for Democratic Action" (ADA). They have been rating members of Congress since 1947. The number shown is the percentage of the time this Representative or Senator took the liberal position on a key issue. The methodology behind the calculation can be found here. Ratings followed by an asterisk were calculated the "ADA way" due to missing data regarding key votes in the ADA source material.



Conservative Rating: These ratings are based on key votes as identifed by the conservative advocacy organization called the "American Conservative Union" (ACU). They have been rating members of Congress since 1971. The number shown is the percentage of the time this Representative or Senator took the conservative position on a key issue.

The liberal and conservative ratings are not expected to add to 100% because the two groups use different sets of key votes to determine their ratings. Conservative ratings from 1961 through 1970 (and for 2024) were calculated based on key votes as selected by the creators of this website.