A Republican group is asking Wisconsin
state election officials to invalidate the nomination papers of
Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, the AP reported.
The Young Republicans of Dane Country
have filed a challenge against Baldwin's nomination paperwork, which
they claim is invalid because it lists her campaign office as her
address instead of her voting address.
“Tammy Baldwin has always been a
blind supporter of liberal interests; However, she is now
demonstrating reckless disregard for the voters of the Second
Congressional District by not even bothering to conceal the fact that
she no longer lives in the District she was elected to represent,”
Charla Halverson, president of the GOP group, said in a statement.
“It's obvious her adherence to the
Pelosi agenda of unrestrained government spending and destruction of
the free market is complete – Baldwin thinks the rules don't apply
to her,” she added.
The forty-eight-year-old Democrat
became the first openly gay person and the first female
representative from Wisconsin to be elected to the House in 1998.
Her first win to Congress was marred by
Reid Magney, a spokesperson for the
Government Accountability Board, said that state election officials
have allowed Baldwin to list her campaign office address instead of
her voting address for more than a decade because of the threat of
Baldwin is one of three openly gay
members of Congress. The other two are Jared Polis of Colorado and
Barney Frank of Massachusetts.
and her partner of nearly 15 years announced last month they have
Officials are expected to take up the
issue on Wednesday and Thursday.