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Gay GOP Candidate's Accuser Pleads Guilty To Framing Him

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

The campaign staffer who accused former congressional candidate Carl DeMaio of sexual harassment pleaded guilty to obstructing justice on Friday. T...

Bizarro Election 2014: When Homophobes Backed Gay-Equality Supporters and Vice Versa

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In the bizarro election of 2014, where the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage backed pro-gay Democratic candidates to show the GOP that they will help defeat any Republican candidate who veers from the evangelical right's agenda, pro-gay hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer helped the anti-gay GOP take control of the U.S. Senate.

Ex-Staffer Who Accused Carl DeMaio Of Sexual Harassment Arrested

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

Todd Bosnich, a former staffer of 2014 GOP congressional candidate Carl DeMaio who accused the Republican of sexual harassment, was arrested Tuesday f...

Amanda Terkel

The GOP Will Still Have No Openly Gay Members Of Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The two men hoping to diversify the Republican Party by showing that being gay doesn't necessarily require being a Democrat lost their c...

Carl DeMaio Loses To Scott Peters In Contentious House Race

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

Republican Carl DeMaio has lost the race to represent California's 52nd Congressional District, according to the Associated Press. DeMaio, who sou...

This House Race Seems Like A TV Drama

AP | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A late-night break-in, a stolen campaign playbook that ended up in the hands of the opponent and sexual harassment accusations made...

GOP Candidate Carl DeMaio Cleared Of Sexual Harassment Claims

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday declined to charge Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio over allegations that he sexually harassed ...

Carl DeMaio Pits Sexual Harassment Accusation, Fallout On His Sexuality

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

Carl DeMaio, an openly gay Republican House candidate vying to unseat Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), hit back at sexual harassment allegations in a rec...

DeMaio Denies Sexual Harassment Accusations From 'Troubled' Former Staffer

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio denied an accusation of sexual harassment from a former staffer on Friday, saying the staffer is "clear...

GOP Candidate Airs New Ad: I'm A 'Proud Gay American'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

House Republican candidate Carl DeMaio is out with a new ad stating that he is openly gay, a reflection of the fact that it's no longer necessarily to...

Conservatives Don't Want You To Vote For Pro-Marriage Equality GOP Candidates

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

Three leading conservative organizations said Thursday that they will "mount a concerted effort" urging voters to refuse to cast ballots for three Rep...

The Chamber Of Commerce Just Threw Some Major Shade At A GOP House Candidate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

Former San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio (R) may feel a little more than stung by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's endorsement of his Democratic ...

Gay GOP Candidate Faces Major Criticism

AP | By KEVIN FREKING | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Carl DeMaio figures he must be doing something right if both social conservatives and members of the gay rights community oppose h...

Representative Scott Peters Needs Bigger Turnout to Win Reelection

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Cyrus Saatsaz

Despite the U.S. Constitution legally binding all 435 seats of the House of Representatives to go up for reelection every two years, an astoundingly low number of races are considered toss-ups in this November's election.

Break-In Reported At GOP House Candidate's Campaign Headquarters

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Police responded to a reported break-in at a Republican congressional candidate's campaign headquarters in San Diego on Wednesday. NBC 7 San Diego ...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Candidates Slow To Embrace Marriage Equality, Despite Growing Support From Base

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican voters, like the American public as a whole, are growing more and more supportive of equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual ...

Openly Gay GOP Candidate: The Republican Party 'Did Go Astray'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

Openly gay GOP congressional candidate Richard Tisei (R-Mass.) admitted Wednesday that the Republican Party has gone "astray" in recent decades. In...

Openly Gay Republican Features Partner In Campaign Ad

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

California Republican Carl DeMaio, a candidate for Congress, recently released a campaign ad featuring his same-sex partner. The ad, posted to YouT...

Gay Republican Candidates Vying To Make Election History

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Dan Innis' husband persuaded him to run for the U.S. House. It didn't matter that Innis, a former business school dean, fac...

Republicans Tussle Over Gay Candidates

Politico | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes, a senior House Republican eyeing a powerful committee chairmanship, is causing friction with some of his colleagues by pus...

San Diego Mayoral Race Now Wide Open

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

By Ned Randolph SAN DIEGO, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Two politicians viewed as potential front-runners to replace disgraced former San Diego ...

Republican Passes Polygraph Test, Denounces 'Vicious' Masturbation 'Rumor'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

Former San Diego City Councilman and current GOP congressional candidate Carl DeMaio (R) spoke out against a "vicious rumor" on Tuesday, revealing res...

Hopefuls Line Up To Replace Filner

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

SAN DIEGO -- People were lining up Monday to run for mayor of San Diego in the aftermath of the sexual harassment scandal that toppled Bob Filner and ...

Possible Bob Filner Replacement Denies Serious Accusation

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

Now that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has agreed to resign, accusations surrounding a possible replacement are swirling. The Voice of OC reported Thu...

Why Straight Bob Filner Will Be Better For San Diego Than Gay Carl DeMaio

Laurence Watts | Posted 01.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Laurence Watts

DeMaio didn't lose because gay voters couldn't identify with his sexuality; he lost because they didn't identify with his ideology and his lack of resolve to fight for their rights. Instead, they supported a man who has a track record of fighting for equality.