If Rep. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin decides to run for U.S. Senate, a gay state representative may vie for the congressional seat to which she was first elected in 1998.
The Capital Times in Madison, Wis., reports that state representative Mark Pocan, who succeeded Baldwin in the state Assembly following her election to the U.S. House of Representatives, has long wanted to run for Congress and may soon have his opportunity.
"I am seriously considering a run for her congressional seat," Pocan said. "But it's all in Tammy's hands. She starts the domino effect."
Baldwin, one of four openly gay members of Congress, has not yet announced whether she will run for the Senate seat to be vacated by Sen. Herb Kohl, who is not seeking a fourth term.
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