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Republicans Elect Their First Ever Transgender Candidate In Party Primary

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:00 AM June 13, 2014
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Lauren Scott, who is running for Nevada State Assembly, became the first transgender candidate to be elected by Republicans when she won her primary election this week.

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In The War On Women, ‘Abortion Barbie’ Posters Target Wendy Davis

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:24 PM May 23, 2014
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Thing got nasty in the Texas governor’s race this week, as opponents of Wendy Davis unveiled an “Abortion Barbie” poster in the state senator’s likeness.

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Gay Georgia Candidate Fends Off Eleventh-Hour Anti-Gay Attack

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:29 PM May 20, 2014
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A gay candidate for state senate in Georgia is the victim of Primary Day robo-calls that refer to his opponent the “straight shooter” in the race.

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Anti-Obamacare GOP Candidate Couldn’t Insure His Children Until Obamacare

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:33 PM May 8, 2014
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Matt Bevin should be thanking President Obama that his children now have healthcare, instead he’s promising to repeal Obamacare if he’s elected to the senate.

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Senate Candidate Says Congress Is Afraid Of Obama Because He Is Black

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:42 PM April 10, 2014
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Senate candidate Sam Clovis of Iowa says the only reason President Obama hasn’t been impeached is because he’s black.

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Brian Sims Secures Path to Re-Election

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 2:18 PM April 8, 2014
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Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims has secured the path to his reelection to a second term. Here’s why that’s great news!

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Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown Tapped To Run For Lt. Governor

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:33 PM April 3, 2014
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Oakland County, Michigan, Clerk Lisa Brown, hero of the Michigan marriage wars, has been asked to run for Lt. Governor on the Democratic ticket.

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Santa Fe Elects Its First Openly Gay Mayor

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:29 PM March 6, 2014
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Santa Fe, New Mexico, has elected its first openly gay mayor, Javier Gonzales, who will preside over a city council on which two of its eight members are gay.

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Vice President Biden Tells Democrats: Don’t Apologize For A Single Thing

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:18 PM February 28, 2014
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“I am so tired about hearing about the demise of the Democratic Party. My message to you is, I think we should not apologize for a single thing.” – Vice President Joe Biden

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Another Gay Republican Leaves The Party Over Marriage Equality

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:07 PM January 24, 2014
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A gay Republican candidate from Indiana is the latest to see the light and abandoned the GOP.

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Equality Texas Endorses Its First Republican Candidate

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:27 PM January 22, 2014
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Equality Texas is backing a Republican. Political watchers say it’s because marriage equality is growing in acceptance and not a sign of the Apocalypse.

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South Carolina Senate Candidate Wants Teachers Armed With Assault Rifles

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:45 AM January 21, 2014
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“The Second Amendment is pretty clear. It says the right to carry arms should not be infringed.” – South Carolina State Senator Lee Bright

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Pennsylvania Judge Strikes Down State’s Voter ID Law

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:53 AM January 17, 2014
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Judge McGinley dismissed the state’s claim they were concerned about voter fraud, saying he found such instances to be “exceedingly rare”.

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This ‘Straight Pride’ Texas School Board Candidate Fears The Devil Worshipper Vote

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:28 PM January 16, 2014
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Would you want this woman choosing your child’s textbooks?