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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn

Unions, Groups ’All-In’ Illinois Governor’s Race

POLITICS | By Sara Burnett and Sophia Tareen | Mar 20
The candidates for Illinois governor laid out their vastly different visions Wednesday on how to revive the state’s lagging economy.

Susanne Atanus

’God is Super Angry’ Says Chicago Republican Primary Winner

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 19
A Chicago Republican, who made headlines earlier for blaming autism, dementia and tornados on the gay marriage and abortions, won her primary Tuesday.

Female supporters of Afghan vice presidential candidate, Habiba Sarabi and Afghan presidential candidate Zalmai Rassoul hold flags

Candidates Vie for Afghan Women’s Vote

POLITICS | By Kim Gamel | Mar 19
Afghan women were granted the right to vote in the constitution adopted after the U.S.-led coalition toppled the Taliban regime in late 2001. Now candidates are vying for those votes.

A gay-rights protester marches in the Idaho Capitol.

Former State Senator Hides in Statehouse Closet

Former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour hid in an Idaho Statehouse closet for more than five hours as part of her effort to persuade Republican lawmakers to update the Idaho Human Rights Act.

Phil Jensen

SD GOP Lawmaker: Businesses Should Be Able to Deny Gays, African-Americans

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 19
A Republican lawmaker from South Dakota is making headlines this week after making racist statements in an interview about an anti-gay measure he introduced.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn

Clash on Economy Could Determine Illinois Governor

POLITICS | By Sara Burnett and Sophia Tareen | Mar 19
The race for Illinois governor is shaping up as a battle of vastly different visions on how to revive a lagging economy in one of the Midwest’s last Democratic strongholds.

Rep. Ron Sandack

GOP Pols Subject to Attack Ads for Gay Marriage Support

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 18
The three Republican state representatives who voted to overturn Illinois’ ban on same-sex marriage last year are now the targets of political attack ads by an anti-gay marriage group, ahead of Tuesday’s primary elections.

Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones

LGBT-Advocacy Group Asks McAuliffe To Reconsider Nomination

POLITICS | By John Riley | Mar 17
People of Faith for Equality in Virginia has written a letter to Gov. Terry McAuliffe criticizing his expected nomination of Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones to serve as the chairperson of the Democratic Party of Virginia.

Wyoming Legislator Defends Own Anti-Gay Book

Wyoming’s newest legislator is defending a book he wrote nearly three decades ago that says many gay people demand the right to have sex with children and people with AIDS should be quarantined if they continue having sex.

Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones

Richmond Mayor Elected Chairman of Virginia Democrats

Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones has been elected chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia.