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