As a gay man who has spent the last decade working to advance marriage equality, I cheer "yaaaas" with each new marriage victory. And yet, I know that our momentum will quickly be stunted if we sit out the November elections.
While those attack ads likely cost some Democratic members of Congress their jobs in 2012, a new report indicates that, crazy as it sounds, those ads may have contributed to the success of the health care legislation this year.
Do female candidates really hold the future of the Senate in their hands? Is the partisan makeup of the Senate intimately tied to the fate of female candidates making this truly "the Year of the Woman?"