Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin will remain on the ballot after being cleared of a GOP group's challenge to her nomination paperwork, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board on Wednesday considered a challenge by the Young Republicans of Dane County, which claimed Baldwin's papers are invalid because they list her campaign office as her address instead of her voting address.
“Tammy Baldwin has always been a blind supporter of liberal interests; However, she is now demonstrating reckless disregard for the voters of the Second Congressional District by not even bothering to conceal the fact that she no longer lives in the District she was elected to represent,” Charla Halverson, president of the GOP group, said in a statement.
The board rejected the claim because state election officials have allowed Baldwin to keep her home address off of the documents for more than a decade due to the threat of violence.
Baldwin submitted to the board numerous homophobic and threatening emails she had received over the years.
William Murat, Baldwin's chief of staff, told officials in an affidavit dated Monday that the Madison bomb squad was called to her home in 2000 to determine if a suspicious looking package wrapped in aluminum foil was a bomb. It wasn't. The affidavit also describes other threats of violence against Baldwin, one as recently as June.
Following the 2000 bomb scare, U.S. Capitol police recommended that she keep her personal address off any public documents.
Baldwin is seeking her sixth term in office and remains popular in her district.
Source: On Top Magazine