ELECTION UPDATE: Races for LGBTs to watch around the country

Posted on 04 Nov 2014 at 9:13pm

In Maine, openly gay Democratic challenger Mike Michaud trails Republican incumbent Paul LePage in the race for governor. With about 42 percent of the precincts reporting LePage is ahead, 47 percent to 45 percent. If he can pull out a win, Michaud will be the first openly-gay person elected governor of a U.S. state.

In Massachusetts, Democrat Maura Healey is set to record another first. With 54 percent of the precincts reporting, Healey has a more than comfortable lead over Republican John Miller in the race for attorney general. When she wins, Healey will be the first openly gay person elected attorney general in a U.S. state.

Republican Richard Tisei, one of two congressional candidates vying to become the first openly-gay person elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, appears to have lost his race, with Democrat Seth Moulton ahead, 55 percent-40 percent, for Massachusetts’ 6th Congressional District seat.

The second openly-gay Republican considered to have a shot at the U.S House was Carl DeMaio, up against Democratic incumbent Scott Peters in California’s 52nd District. No numbers are in there.

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