Baldwin talks about mother’s struggles with mental illness, prescription drugs in new TV ad


U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, talks about her mother’s struggles with prescription drugs and mental illness in a new TV ad, telling viewers “I know how hard this fight is.”
The ad comes on the heels of Baldwin opening up publicly last week for the first time about her mother, who died in August.
Baldwin begins the 60-second spot saying she used to come home from school, but couldn’t get into the house. She’d pound on the door, but her mother was passed out inside and wouldn’t answer. Baldwin says her mother struggled with addiction to prescription drugs her whole life and she had to “gro...

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