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Gay GOP Candidate Faces Major Criticism

AP | By KEVIN FREKING | Posted 07.18.2014 | 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 07.01.2014 | 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.

Gay Republican Trying To Break Barrier

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

SAN DIEGO -- Whoever wins Tuesday's election for mayor of the nation's eighth-largest city will represent a break from the past. A win by Councilman ...

Gay Candidate Slammed Over Water Fight Article

James Peron | Posted 10.15.2012 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Retiring Congressman Bob Filner, running for San Diego mayor, found a unique way to remind the public that his opponent, Carl DeMaio, is gay.

Not One But Two (!) Openly-Gay GOPs Running For Mayor In San Diego

AP | By ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 12.08.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO -- Two leading Republican contenders for mayor of America's eighth-largest city are openly gay, and voters have barely noticed. It doesn't c...