Rep. Tammy Baldwin, the Democratic nominee for Senate in Wisconsin, is set to speak Thursday night at the party’s national convention — and Brian Nemoir, the political director for her Republican opponent, former Gov. Tommy Thompson, has ridiculed Baldwin’s attendance at a colorful gay pride event.
If elected, Baldwin would be the first openly gay senator. In 1998, she became the first openly gay person elected to Congress as a non-incumbent.
WisPolitics reported that in response to Baldwin saying that her speech would highlight “heartland values,” Nemoir circulated an e-mail linking to a YouTube video, and declaring: “Clearly, there’s no one better positioned to talk ‘heartland values’ than Tammy.”
The video shows Baldwin at a gay pride event in 2010, in a park area outside a library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, dancing as a garishly-dressed band performed the disco theme song to the Wonder Woman TV show, along with one dancing participant clad in a full superhero costume of the title character.