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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:35 PM

Kyrsten Sinema Becomes First Openly Bisexual Member of Congress [View all]

Source: ABC News

First Openly Bisexual Member of Congress Elected

Alyssa Newcomb
3 minutes ago

After a hard-fought race in a newly formed Arizona congressional district, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema was declared the winner today, becoming the first openly bisexual member of Congress.

Sinema, a former state senator, joins at least five openly gay Democrats who were elected to House seats, and Tammy Baldwin, who became the first openly gay candidate elected to the Senate.

"We've made history, and we're proud of that," Sinema told ABCNews.com today. "But what I am interested in is making history by making things better for the people of Arizona's 9th Congressional District."

Sinema, 36, had a razor-thin lead on Election Night against her opponent, Tea Party candidate Vernon Parker, but she ultimately pulled ahead, finishing with a 6,000-vote edge over the Republican, the Associated Press reported today.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/m/blogEntry?id=17701623

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