LGBT Candidates in Close, Controversial, and Trailblazing Local and State Races

Nine LGBT candidates in six races promise to make Election Day a nail-biter on the local level.

BY Michelle Garcia

November 02 2012 7:00 AM ET

Above: Carr, Steadman

Colorado State Senate, 31st District
Two openly gay candidates are running against each other in what is believed to be a first for a major state race. Republican Michael Carr is up against incumbent Democrat Pat Steadman for the state Senate seat in Colorado's 31st district, which includes parts of Denver.  

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