Gay Candidate Wins Where Anita Bryant Once Roamed
August 15 2012 11:17 AM ET

Gay Candidate Wins Where Anita Bryant Once Roamed

Julie Bolcer

David Richardson will become the first openly gay legislator in Florida, representing the area where Anita Bryant once waged her war against gay rights.

Primary Win Puts Gay Candidate on Track for Congress
August 15 2012 9:32 AM ET

Primary Win Puts Gay Candidate on Track for Congress

Julie Bolcer

Wisconsin state Rep. Mark Pocan appears poised to win his Congressional bid after emerging victorious in the Democratic primary.

August 15 2012 8:58 AM ET

Poll Finds Quinn Leading NYC Mayoral Race

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Wisconsin Picks Tommy Thompson to Face Tammy Baldwin
August 15 2012 12:06 AM ET October 09 2014 12:24 PM 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 11:15 AM 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 8:39 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 6:47 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 12:41 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 12:29 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 10:26 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 4:51 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 10:27 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.

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