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Tue Oct 2, 2012, 04:58 PM

Record number of gays seeking seats in Congress

Record number of gays seeking seats in Congress

Eight openly gay candidates are running for the House this year
By David Crary, Associated Press;
Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 01:03 PM




NEW YORK (AP) — Of the four openly gay members of Congress, the two longest-serving stalwarts are vacating their seats. Instead of fretting, their activist admirers are excited about a record number of gays vying to win seats in the next Congress — and to make history in the process.

When Congress reconvenes in January, it could have its first openly gay Asian-American, Mark Takano of California; its first openly bisexual member, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona; and its first openly gay senator, Wisconsin’s Tammy Baldwin.

In all, eight openly gay candidates are running as major-party nominees for the House of Representatives, including the two incumbents — Democrats Jared Polis of Colorado and David Cicilline (sihs-ihl-EE’-nee) of Rhode Island.

Among them, there’s one gay Republican, Richard Tisei (tih-SAY’), seeking a House seat from Massachusetts



http://www.salon.com/writer/david_crary/

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Tue Oct 2, 2012, 08:52 PM

1. I don't understand gay Republicans

They are not respected by their party, and outright hated by many members. So what's the draw? I don't get it. It's not like the GOP can even claim the mantle of fiscal conservatism anymore.

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Tue Oct 2, 2012, 09:26 PM

2. There the same as any other rich person or wannabe

There the same as any other rich person or wannabe, they throw out all morals in the hopes of saving the money they have or may one day have. Just because someone is gay doesnt mean they would double cross their fellow humans for greed, unfortunately.

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