Wisconsin Picks Tommy Thompson to Face Tammy Baldwin
August 15 2012 1:06 AM ET August 15 2012 10:49 AM ET

Wisconsin Picks Tommy Thompson to Face Tammy Baldwin

Julie Bolcer

The Republican nominee will run against Tammy Baldwin, who could become the first openly gay person elected to the U.S. Senate.

Utah Gubernatorial Hopeful Opposes National Democrats on Marriage
August 14 2012 12:15 PM ET

Utah Gubernatorial Hopeful Splits With Dems on Marriage

Julie Bolcer

Peter Cooke, the Democratic nominee for governor in Utah, distanced himself from the national party’s support for marriage equality.

Lesbian Super PAC Breaks Out Checkbook for Tammy Baldwin
August 14 2012 9:39 AM ET

Lesbian Super PAC Breaks Out Checkbook for Tammy Baldwin

Julie Bolcer

The U.S. Senate hopeful is the first candidate to receive a nod from LPAC, the super PAC founded to help lesbians play a bigger role in politics.

Baldwin and Frank Comment on Paul Ryan
August 13 2012 7:47 PM ET

Gay Dems Criticize Paul Ryan as Policy Wonk, Not as Person

Julie Bolcer

Gay Democrats offered nice words about their colleague as a person, but they blasted the policies championed by Mitt Romney’s vice presidential pick.

Freedom to Marry Pours $3 Million into State Marriage Battles
August 13 2012 1:41 PM ET

Freedom to Marry Pours $3 Million into State Marriage Battles

Julie Bolcer

The group has raised $3 million ahead of schedule to help secure costly TV buys in Maine, Minnesota, and Washington, with help from major Republican donors including Paul Singer.

Rachel Maddow Expects Margaritas to Celebrate Paul Ryan Pick
August 13 2012 1:29 PM ET

Rachel Maddow Expects Margaritas to Celebrate Ryan Pick

Lucas Grindley

Rachel Maddow says Democrats are making margaritas to celebrate Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate.

Iowa Conservatives Launch Next Campaign to Oust Judge
August 12 2012 11:26 AM ET

Iowa Conservatives Launch Next Campaign to Oust Judge

Julie Bolcer

Rick Santorum and Brian Brown were on hand for the announcement from Bob Vander Plaats.

Gay Republican Congressional Hopeful Breaks From Ryan
August 11 2012 5:51 PM ET

Gay Republican Congressional Hopeful Breaks From Ryan

Julie Bolcer

Richard Tisei said, “I don't agree with him -- or anyone else -- on every single issue.”

Ryan: Rights Come from Nature and God, Not Government
August 11 2012 11:27 AM ET

Ryan: Rights Come from Nature and God, Not Government

Julie Bolcer

Paul Ryan’s statement about the source of rights might surprise LGBT voters who have been following the progress of legislation and litigation.

Gay Republicans Praise Romney for Ryan VP Pick
August 11 2012 9:25 AM ET

Gay Republicans Praise Romney for Ryan VP Pick

Julie Bolcer

While only GOProud has endorsed Romney’s presidential bid so far, Log Cabin also lauded his selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate.

Here Is the LGBT Rights Record of Paul Ryan Who Reports Say Is The Romney Pick for Veep
August 11 2012 1:56 AM ET March 06 2014 6:22 PM ET

Paul Ryan as VP Matches Romney's Homophobia

Lucas Grindley

Paul Ryan has voted to ban same-sex marriage and adoption by gay couples, and he voted against repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gays serving openly in the military.

Democratic Convention to Sharply Contrast Obama, Romney
August 10 2012 3:26 PM ET

Democratic Convention to Sharply Contrast Obama, Romney

Julie Bolcer

Preliminary details indicate the Democratic Party plans to accentuate the stark differences between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on LGBT issues during next month’s convention.

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