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Baldwin talks politics, voters as her coffers grow in Senate race

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By Wisconsin Reporter

JANESVILLE — U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, who represents Wisconsin‘s 2nd Congressional District, has nearly $2.8 million on hand in her campaign to succeed Democrat Herb Kohl in theU.S. Senate, her campaign reported Wednesday.

Sunday is the deadline for campaigns to submit finance reports for the first quarter of 2012.

Baldwin’s campaign has raised $2 million so far this year.

Several candidates are vying to be the Republican Party’s nominee in the race to fill the seat being vacated by Kohl, who chose not to run for a fifth term.

GOP candidate Mark Neumann, a former Wisconsin 1st District U.S. representative, raised $650,000 during the first three months of 2012, his campaign said. He has raised $1.47 million to date.

Wisconsin Reporter tonight is co-sponsoring a debate of the GOP U.S. senatorial candidates, in advance of their Aug. 14 primary, in partnership with the Republican Party of Waukesha County at the Waukesha Expo Center.

The Baldwin campaign declined Wisconsin Reporter’s request for a one-on-one interview with the congresswoman, either in person or via phone, citing a busy schedule.

Reporter Ryan Ekvall, however, met with Baldwin following a stop she made Thursday in Janesville. In the video below, she talks about Wisconsin politics and voters.