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Washington Examiner brings the news:

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The LGBTQ community is heralding the election of the first bisexual Senate nominee, Democratic Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, who will face off with Rep. Martha McSally in the fall election.

“Arizona voters shattered a lavender ceiling in selecting Kyrsten Sinema as the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate,” said the LGBTQ Victory Fund.

The Washington Blade, the newspaper voice of the LGBTQ community, said after her election Tuesday that Sinema “achieved a significant victory on Tuesday in the Arizona primary when she became the first openly bisexual person to win a major party nomination to run for a U.S. Senate seat.”


The Human Rights Campaign noted that the lawmaker is the co-chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus in Congress and has led on LGBT issues.

"HRC proudly supports pro-equality champion Rep. Kyrsten Sinema -- a strong, effective leader who puts solutions first and fights to ensure every Arizonan has a shot at the American Dream,” said HRC Arizona State Director Justin Unga.

In an interview with the Advocate this year, Sinema said that having faced bullying for her sexuality as a child made her a better leader.

“Growing up LGBT is often to be tried by fire and to wrestle with the fundamental question of who you are,” she told the magazine. “Virtually all of us have faced bullying, discrimination, exclusion, or worse. When you grow up like this, working to find common ground with people you sometimes disagree with is all you’ve ever known. That’s why LGBT leaders are some of the hardest-working, most effective leaders you’ll find,” she added.

The LGBTQ Victory Fund suggested in its statement that it will make sexuality an issue in the campaign. It called McSally, a retired Air Force pilot, “anti-LGBTQ.”

McSally is also a trail blazer. She was the first woman to command an Air Force fighter squadron and successfully sued the Pentagon to end a policy requiring servicewomen in Saudi Arabia to wear a body-covering abaya off base.

The LGBTQ Victory Fund said in its statement, “An LGBTQ Senate candidate taking down an anti-LGBTQ opponent in a red state will be a defining moment in this year’s rainbow political wave – and will further the evolution in how Americans view LGBTQ people and candidates.”


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So someone in congress(if she wins) works both sides of the aisle. This is nothing new.



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So someone in congress(if she wins) works both sides of the aisle. This is nothing new.








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We moved from Arizona quite a few years ago, but suddenly, I’m motivated to donate to (Col. USAF ret.) Congressman Martha McSally’s campaign.


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Who freaking cares? Roll Eyes



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As usually, embrace the identity instead of policies and qualifications.
 
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How does this contribute the the candidate's ability to do a good job in the Senate?



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Who freaking cares? Roll Eyes


exactly,

surely there have been plenty of Senators over the years, male and female, that played both sides of the bedroom fence,


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As usually, embrace the identity instead of policies and qualifications.



but the identity is sooooo much more important Roll Eyes



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The LGBTQ Victory Fund suggested in its statement that it will make sexuality an issue in the campaign.
Might as well. Doesn't seem like there's anything else for her to campaign on.
 
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Ok...wait, wait, wait.

So in the past, we've been told we had to vote for someone because of their skin color. THEN we were told we had to vote for someone because they were a woman. So what you're telling me NOW is that we have to vote for someone because they either like or dislike sausage or front holes? OK...Got it! [Making mental note..."has nothing whatsoever to do with the issues."]

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There is already a do-nothing lesbian Senator from WI, Baldwin. I hope she goes back to the private sector after Nov.

The other woman running is a MUCH better choice, Leah Vukmir.

I agree, don’t see have qualifications for the job are dependent on sexual orientation.
 
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McSally on the right, Sinema on the left



McSally is a war hero. She was the first woman to fly a fighter jet in combat and led air strikes against the Taliban.

Sinema was an anti-war protester during that time.
 
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^^^ M11?

Knowing zero about issues or sexuality, I'd vote for the one on the right.



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Sad to say but Sinema is going to be a strong candidate and it will be a close race. Sinema is trying to brand herself as a moderate, friendly to the military and veteran's issues. Some of her past actions and statements should come back to bite her in the ass but she has the media working on her side.




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Looking at the photo above, the one in pink may as well capitulate the race right now. No need to waste time & $$, unless it’s from someone else.
 
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Isn't being just bisexual a bit tame these days for the LGBTQ-XYZ community, and the far left Democrats?
 
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good for him/her/it



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Isn't being just bisexual a bit tame these days for the LGBTQ-XYZ community, and the far left Democrats?


It’s just plain greedy IMO.
 
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"The LGBTQ community is heralding the election of the first bisexual Senate nominee, Democratic Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, who will face off with Rep. Martha McSally in the fall election."

Or perhaps face ON Wink


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So what? Extra normal sexuality isn't new anymore. It's not brave anymore. There's no risk anymore. In fact, it's barely extra-normal now. It's more risky to come out as a straight white conservative male Trump supporter. Just tell us where you are on the issues.



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