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DNC Schedule: Wisconsin's Tammy Baldwin to Speak at 5:30 p.m.

Democratic Senate candidate was picked for slot on same night as President Obama's speech Thursday night and plans to tell a different story of Wisconsin.

Underscoring the toss up that Wisconsin has apparently become in the 2012 Presidential race, the Democrats have given Rep. Tammy Baldwin a prominent spot in Thursday night's line up to talk about "The Wisconsin I Know."

"I’m going to tell the country about the Wisconsin I know. The place where I was raised. The place where we believe in moving forward, not back. The place where we’re going to fight for a huge progressive victory this November," Baldwin stated in a release.

Baldwin's speech will precede the president's acceptance speech by about several hours and will take place around 5:30 p.m. Central time. While the president's speech will air on cable networks, it will not be shown on local networks in prime time. However, you can still watch Baldwin's speech online tonight.

Hoping to provide a counterpoint to Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan's speech, Baldwin told the Huffington Post: "You're going to get a very different impression of the Wisconsin that is actually a state with a proud progressive tradition," Baldwin said, previewing her speech. "I know that much of America really does embrace the heartland values of Wisconsin itself."

Baldwin is running against former Gov. Tommy Thompson for U.S. Senate to fill the seat being left by retiring Sen. Herb Kohl. She was selected to speak shortly after it was made official that Ryan would be Mitt Romney's running mate in August.

"Last week in Tampa, at the Republican National Convention, the nation got to see a bunch of folks from Wisconsin — (Gov.) Scott Walker, (Republican National Committee Chair) Reince Priebus and obviously Paul Ryan," Baldwin said in the interview. "My job...is to introduce folks to the Wisconsin I know, which is one that embraces heartland values, has an incredible work ethic and believes fundamentally in fairness. There ought to be only one set of rules of the road, that too often the big and and powerful interests are attempting to write their own rules."

skinnyDUDE September 06, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Hope Tammy has a rough draft of her concession speech to Tommy.Thompson. The complete rejection of Madison Liberal Kathleen Falk might of taught Liberals a lesson but they need a another beat down to drive that point home. Thompson was not my choice but he will win easily over this far leftie.
Bob McBride September 06, 2012 at 10:11 PM
At what time is Schmitz scheduled to go face down into his rubber chicken dinner?
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) September 07, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Who needs a job when you can be a lesbian.
Ann Wright September 07, 2012 at 02:13 AM
@Pennypacker and Nuitari, how pathetic Republican discourse has become when this is your rhetoric? What do you mean, "Who needs a job when you can be lesbian?" Do you really not know anyone who is gay? BTW, let's tell the truth about Tommy G. The Republican base does not want him as the candidate. Did you see the ads Americans for Prosperity (for those not in the know it's an extremely conservative PAC), put up against Hovde and Thompson? I had to laugh when i saw them. Republicans eating their own. If you want to vote for a guy who also won't reveal his taxes (Tommy made himself a lot of lobbyist money). He was the most prodigious corporate advisor (obbyist) that came out of the Bush administration having worked for 42 companies from 2005 to 2009. You know, I'd take a caring, concerned lesbian over a corporate lobbyist hack anytime.
clearthinker September 07, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Putting Tammy on at a time when no one will hear her follows the same reasoning that kept "the chosen one" from visiting Wisco during the recall. In both cases they were trying not to showcase a loser!

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