State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, has always done things a little bit differently.
She worked her way through college, despite her father's refusal to sign her financial aid papers. She earned degrees in public health and health services research, became a college professor, then left academia to start a dairy farm. And in 2006, she defeated an incumbent Republican lawmaker in her first campaign for the state Senate.
Read and listen to more on Wedge Issues