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Monday, May 16, 2005

Trivia from CQ

From CQ's Midday Report:
Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., the first openly gay woman elected to Congress, scored a hit her freshman year when she told the 1999 Congressional Dinner of the Washington Press Club she was “one of the first elected officials who represents a group historically discriminated against. A group that has been kept out of jobs, harassed at the workplace. A group that’s been unfairly stereotyped and made the object of rude and base humor. Of course I’m talking about blondes ... especially blondes named Tammy.” (Source: CQ’s Politics in America 2004)