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"Tammy BaldwinTammy Suzanne BaldwinDemocrats turn on Al Franken The Hill's 12:30 Report Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign 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 Farrand BennetAvalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign GOP and Dems bitterly divided by immigration Schumer downplays shutdown chances over DACA fight 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 Ann WarrenOvernight Regulation: Net neutrality supporters predict tough court battle | Watchdog to investigate EPA chief's meeting with industry group | Ex-Volkswagen exec gets 7 years for emissions cheating Overnight Tech: Net neutrality supporters predict tough court fight | Warren backs bid to block AT&T, Time Warner merger | NC county refuses to pay ransom to hackers Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign 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 HaganPolitics is purple in North Carolina Democrats can win North Carolina just like Jimmy Carter did in 1976 North Carolina will be a big battleground state in 2020 MORE (D-N.C.) — as well as other potentially vulnerable female senators like Mary LandrieuMary LandrieuProject Veritas at risk of losing fundraising license in New York, AG warns You want to recall John McCain? Good luck, it will be impossible CNN producer on new O'Keefe video: Voters are 'stupid,' Trump is 'crazy' MORE (D-La.) and Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenDems demand Tillerson end State hiring freeze, consult with Congress The Hill Interview: GOP chairman says ‘red flags’ surround Russian cyber firm Schumer celebrates New York Giants firing head coach: ‘About time’ 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.