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A Wisconsin Republican group has called on state election officials to invalidate the election nomination papers of Rep. Tammy Baldwin, alleging she no longer lives in the district she has represented since 1999.
Charla Halverson, president of the Young Republicans of Dane County based in Madison, Wisc., said Baldwin, one of three openly gay Congressional representatives, lists her campaign office as her address instead of her voting address, the Associated Press reports.
"Tammy Baldwin has always been a blind supporter of liberal interests," Halverson said in a statement. "However, she is now demonstrating reckless disregard for the voters of the [Wisconsin] Second Congressional District by not even bothering to conceal the fact that she no longer lives in the district she was elected to represent."
A state election official said that Baldwin has been allowed to use her campaign office address because she received death threats during her first campaign more than a decade ago.
In an e-mail to the Republican group, Lez Get Real executive editor Paula S. Brooks called out the group's statement as an attention-seeking "cheap political trick."
"Hun... as to why you'd need free PR... could it be because you are backing a candidate who has only managed to raise just over 30k maybe?" Brooks wrote. "Can't buy much ad time with that... now can you?"