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Bisexual woman wins Arizona congressional primary

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Openly bisexual candidate Kyrsten Sinema won a Democratic primary on Tuesday night and will advance to the November general election in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District.

She will face the winner of the Republican primary, which is currently too close to call.

Kyrsten Sinema

If elected, Sinema would be the first-ever openly bisexual member of Congress and the only out woman in the U.S. House. (U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin is currently seeking a seat in the U.S. Senate.)

Before running for Congress, she served in the Arizona state legislature. Sinema was elected to the State Senate in 2010, and prior to that, she served in the State House from 2005 to 2010.

“Kyrsten is a proven leader who stands up for what’s right and knows how to get results,” said Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Victory Fund, which endorsed Sinema.

“We’re extremely proud of her hard-fought victory tonight and committed to helping bring her authentic voice for LGBT equality to Capitol Hill in November,” said Wolfe.

Sinema is one of eight out candidates running for Congress this year, potentially doubling LGBT representation in Washington from the current four.

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8 more reader comments:

  1. Yet another election where “the lesser of two evils” will be the theme song. I am glad BiSexuals are getting some press, but she has been caught in the cookie jar of private prison industries, and other big money backers who would do more harm for us than good in the long run.

    Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 8:27am
  2. Woohoo

    Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 8:42am
  3. when is it not going to matter who someone is sleeping with? smh

    Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 8:44am
  4. in ARIZONA??? Man, that state doesn’t know whether it’s coming or going…

    Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 8:45am
  5. Vivian~ As soon as we can make the Politicians understand that they can’t keep us from being EQUAL~ they make the big deal out of it!

    Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 8:58am
  6. ifshe cn do the job,,,,who fuckin cares

    Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 9:04am
  7. right on! she is sexy!

    Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 10:02am
  8. yay good luck!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 1:54pm