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Santorum wins GOP primaries in Alabama, Mississippi

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum scored two wins in the GOP primaries on Tuesday by adding Alabama and Mississippi to his column after prevailing in Kansas over the weekend.

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Republican candidates split primary wins on Super Tuesday

| Tuesday, March 6, 2012
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The field of Republican presidential candidates didn’t become any more clear Tuesday night after results were declared for the largest number of contests on a single day during the GOP primary season.

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Santorum sweeps GOP contests in Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum showed his campaign still has life by sweeping Tuesday’s GOP contests in Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado.

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Florida gay Republicans hail Romney victory

| Wednesday, February 1, 2012
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Gay Republicans joined many of their straight counterparts in Florida Tuesday night in congratulating former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for his decisive victory in the Florida Republican primary.

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NH GOP debate: Gingrich says media has anti-Christian bias on marriage

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Sunday, January 8, 2012
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Republican presidential candidates stood firm in their opposition to same-sex marriage during a debate Saturday night as Newt Gingrich rebuked the media for what he said was asking the wrong question on the issue. The former U.S. House speaker said he wanted to “raise a...

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Santorum’s success in Iowa caucus likely to increase gay-related debate

| Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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The Republican presidential field’s most anti-gay candidate scored big Tuesday night when he landed in a virtual tie for first place in the Iowa caucuses with the candidate who has been seen by the media as the party’s most viable candidate against President Obama.

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2011: A riveting year for presidential campaigns, anti-gay politicians

| Saturday, December 31, 2011
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Few in the GOP field could rival President Obama with their records on LGBT issues, and yet, the outcome of the Republican presidential race riveted the attention of LGBT people in 2011. Many of the contenders were notoriously anti-gay. They were often asked about, or were inclined to share, their positions on gay-related issues.

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Obama criticizes GOP; candidates mostly dismissive of audience boos of gay soldier

| Monday, September 26, 2011
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President Barack Obama on Sunday joined the critics with his own lambasting of the GOP presidential contenders, calling out the recent Republican candidate's debate in which audience members booed a gay service member.

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To the Republicans — We should go back into the political closet

| Thursday, September 8, 2011
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Now that Wednesday night's Republican Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is history, it is important that we look back at what was said - or more accurately what was not said - during the debate.

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Republican presidential candidates pushed to move even farther to the right

| Friday, August 12, 2011
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In the third nationally televised GOP presidential debate, none of the eight candidates on the stage strayed from their already stated positions on marriage for same-sex couples, but there was some pushing and prodding for several of the candidates to move even farther to the right.

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