LGBT+ candidates win big in U.S. Super Tuesday contests

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03/04/2020

Most of the openly LGBT+ candidates competing in this week’s Super Tuesday elections won their races, campaigners said, showing acceptance and momentum building among the nation’s largest-ever field of gay and trans people running for office. At least 28 LGBT+ candidates won primary races to become their political party’s nominee in the November election, according to the Victory Fund, a nonpartisan group that supports lesbian, gay, bi and trans candidates. Fourteen U.S. states on Tuesday held political primary contests, most closely watched as the Democratic Party chooses its nominee to challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election. Lower-echelon party contests included the mayoral race in San Diego, California, where openly gay candidate Todd Gloria defeated finished first in the city’s primary, and in southwestern Texas, where Gina Ortiz Jones won the Democratic Party nod in her bid to be the first openly LGBT+ member of the U.S. Congress from Texas.

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