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Openly and Pro Gay Candidates Run the Ticket

By Sue O'Connell | Thursday Sep 11, 2014
It may actually be that the low voter turnout combined with the openly gay, pro gay and female candidates (including those in the Governor's Council race) allowed the progressive voters to call the shots for once.

Paul Ryan Keeping 2016 Options Open

Wednesday Feb 19, 2014
Rep. Paul Ryan, the most recent Republican nominee for vice president, said Tuesday he’s keeping his options open about a prospective run for president but won’t look at the 2016 contest in earnest until after Congress breaks for the year.

Pro-LGBT Candidates Top the Tickets

By Sue O’Connell | Thursday Nov 7, 2013
GLBT (and pro-GLBT) candidates won in the Boston and Cambridge city elections Nov. 5.

Elections A Mixed Bag for LGBT Virginians

By John Riley | Thursday Nov 7, 2013
LGBT Virginians can breathe a little easier following Tuesday’s statewide and local elections, but the community still faces daunting challenges in Richmond.

In Liberal Seattle, Mayoral Race Hinges on Style

By Mike Baker | Tuesday Nov 5, 2013
Will mayoral candidate Ed Murray become Seattle’s first openly gay mayor?

De Blasio is Elected Mayor of New York

By Jonathan Lemire | Tuesday Nov 5, 2013
Bill de Blasio was elected New York City’s first Democratic mayor in two decades Tuesday, running on an unabashedly liberal, tax-the-rich platform that contrasted sharply with billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s record during 12 years in office.

Sen. Chuck Schumer Gives Hillary Clinton an Early Endorsement

By Catherine Lucey | Monday Nov 4, 2013
Hillary Rodham Clinton says she isn’t in a hurry to make a decision about running for president again. Her former Senate colleague, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, isn’t waiting for her to make up her mind.

What’s Ahead for NJ Gov. Christie if Re-Elected?

By Steve Peoples | Monday Nov 4, 2013
A second term all but assured, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is casting himself as an inclusive Republican who transcends political lines and a pragmatic leader whose results-oriented approach offers valuable lessons for lawmakers in Washington.

Biden: Whole Nation Looking to Virginia Gov’s Race

By Josh Lederman and Philip Elliott | Monday Nov 4, 2013
The entire nation is watching the state’s election for governor, Vice President Joe Biden said Monday, adding that a critical decision is at stake: whether Virginians choose progress or turn back the clock on women, gays and the middle class.

Democrat Booker Wins US Senate Election in NJ

By Geoff Mulvihill and Katie Zezima | Thursday Oct 17, 2013
Newark Mayor Cory Booker won a special election Wednesday to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate, giving the rising Democratic star a bigger political stage after a race against conservative Steve Lonegan, a former small-town mayor.