3 gay GOP congressional runs come as party tries to evolve on marriage

3 gay GOP congressional runs come as party tries to evolve on marriage

From the Washington Post:

The three candidates are Dan Innis, who faces former congressman Frank C. Guinta in the primary to challenge Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter; Richard Tisei, who hopes to be victorious in what will probably be a rematch with Rep. John F. Tierney (D-Mass.); and Carl DeMaio, a former San Diego City Council member who hopes to unseat Democratic Rep. Scott Peters.

“The fact that the three of us can run for Congress as serious candidates says an awful lot about where we are today as a party,” Innis said Thursday afternoon while taking a break between campaign events.

This relative bumper crop of openly gay Republican candidates comes as the national party continues its public grappling with how to more rapidly evolve on the issue of marriage equality while attempting to hold on to the deeply conservative voters who have for decades made up much of the Republican base.

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Carl DeMaio

Carl DeMaio Campaign Website

Dan Innis

Dan Innis Campaign Website

Richard Tisei

Richard Tisei Campaign Website

 

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