DSCC picks Baldwin to lead women's efforts

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"Tammy BaldwinTammy BaldwinOvernight Finance: Wall Street awaits Brexit result | Clinton touts biz support | New threat to Puerto Rico bill? | Dodd, Frank hit back Dem hopeful that Congress will eliminate tax break for investment fund managers Congress should stop government hacking and protect the Fourth Amendment MORE is the perfect person to lead the WSN. She ran an exceptionally good race against a tough opponent, and she is already generating excitement among donors, activists, and volunteers across the country," campaign committee Chairman Michael BennetMichael BennetCruz-backed candidate wins GOP primary in Colorado Colorado GOP Senate race to unseat Dem incumbent is wide open Ted Cruz chooses sides in Colorado Senate primary MORE (D-Colo.) said in a statement. "Unfortunately, the Republican agenda is dangerous for the health and safety of women and girls, and we need a strong network of women across the country to help us deliver that message loud and clear."

Baldwin proved to be one of the strongest fundraisers in the country in 2012, second only to fellow freshman Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPavlich: Lectures and lies on guns The Trail 2016: 11 hours, 800 pages, 0 changed minds Overnight Regulation: Warren demands stronger worker protections MORE (D-Mass.), and she was supported by the Network in her own election.

She'll now work to help reelect the woman who ran the organization last cycle — Sen. Kay HaganKay Hagan10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2016 Senate Republicans are feeling the 'Trump effect' Washington's lobby firms riding high MORE (D-N.C.) — as well as other potentially vulnerable female senators like Mary LandrieuMary Landrieu oil is changing the world and Washington Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm Republican announces bid for Vitter’s seat MORE (D-La.) and Jeanne Shaheen Jeanne ShaheenGOP senators: Brexit vote a wake-up call Overnight Defense: Senate rejects new FBI surveillance powers | Brexit vote looms | Push for new military aid deal with Israel Senators push vote to condemn Russia's 'reckless actions' MORE (D-N.H.).

"We achieved great things in 2012, electing and reelecting more women to the US Senate than ever before, but the hard work does not stop," Baldwin said in a statement. "It is so important that we are engaging women across the country in our efforts to promote strong women leaders in our party, not because it is good politics, but because it has real consequences for people in their daily lives. Congressional Republicans not only want to eliminate a woman’s freedom to make her own medical decisions, they support an economic agenda that is devastating for women and their families."

This post was updated at 10:15 a.m.

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