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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:03 AM
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Five gay candidates for Congress battle ‘glass ceiling’
Party leaders, national groups slow to offer support

LOU CHIBBARO JR
Friday, March 07, 2008

... Although three other open gays, including Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), have repeatedly won re-election to seats in the House of Representatives, each of them first won their seats before they publicly disclosed their sexual orientation ...

The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, a Washington-based group that raises money for gay candidates, has so far endorsed only one of the congressional gay hopefuls — Colorado Democrat Jared Polis, who is running for that state’s 2nd District House seat in the Boulder area ...

... One of the other gay candidates still awaiting endorsements from national gay groups, North Carolina businessman and financial analyst Jim Neil, is running in a hotly contested Democratic primary, where he is seeking the nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.). If he wins the primary, Neil would become the second openly gay person to ever receive a major party nomination for a U.S. Senate seat ...

In neighboring South Carolina, lesbian businesswoman and philanthropist Linda Ketner so far is running unopposed for the Democratic Party nomination for the 1st District House seat, which includes most of Charleston ...

http://www.washblade.com/2008/3-7/news/national/12160.c...
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insleeforprez Donating Member (321 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:13 AM
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1. They spelled Neal's name wrong
That's a bad sign...
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:31 AM
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2. I bet there are more gay Republicans in congress than Dems. running.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:39 AM
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3. The antique rainbow stained glass ceiling.
Let's hope they break the damn thing, I'd like to be somebody someday, and still be gay!
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