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

Susan Wilson — North Carolina State House, District 115
Last week, Asheville, N.C., state House challenger Susan Wilson was called "an ugly old dyke" on Twitter. This tweet wasn't from just any random person with an iPhone and a Twitter handle — it was from Michael F. Muller, a Republican operative who once managed a separate political campaign for Wilson's opponent, Nathan Ramsey.

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