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Sen. Tammy Baldwin voted on legislation in line with President Joe Biden’s position 95.5% of the time during the 117th Congress (2021–22), according to data analysis by FiveThirtyEight.

However, Baldwin has one of the lower Biden alignment scores among Democrats, with 41 Democrats and independents in the Senate having higher levels of alignment than Baldwin.

The analysis also details how Baldwin’s actual support for Biden-backed policies is greater than what would be predicted given his low vote margin in Wisconsin in 2020.

Baldwin is rated as one of the most liberal members of the U.S. Senate, according to several rating systems.

Because of her progressive policies on Medicare for All and police reform, some commentators expected Biden to pick her as his running mate in the 2020 election, though he ultimately chose then-Sen. Kamala Harris.

This Fact Brief is responsive to conversations such as this one.


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Jacob Alabab-Moser / Wisconsin WatchFact Checker

Jacob Alabab-Moser joined as Wisconsin Watch’s fact checker in September 2022, as part of the effort by The Gigafact Project in partnership with different state-level news outlets to combat misinformation in the 2022 midterm elections. Jacob has several years of experience as a fact checker and research assistant at a variety of organizations, including at The Gigafact Project. He holds a BA from Brown University and is pursuing a MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science.