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Bill de Blasio was elected New York City’s first Democratic mayor in two decades Tuesday, running on an unabashedly liberal, tax-the-rich platform that contrasted sharply with billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s record during 12 years in office.
The casting of ballots today signals the beginning of NYC’s farewell to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has helped shape the nation’s biggest city for 12 years, largely setting aside partisan politics as he led with data-driven beliefs and his vast fortune.
A lopsided race for governor in New Jersey will be decided Tuesday when voters choose between Republican Gov. Chris Christie and Barbara Buono.
Will mayoral candidate Ed Murray become Seattle’s first openly gay mayor?
Pa. State Representative Brian Sims, D-Phila., the first openly gay elected state legislator in Pennsylvania applauded the vote on cloture for the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) in the U.S. Senate last night.
The entire nation is watching the state’s election for governor, Vice President Joe Biden said Monday, adding that a critical decision is at stake: whether Virginians choose progress or turn back the clock on women, gays and the middle class.
Hillary Rodham Clinton says she isn’t in a hurry to make a decision about running for president again. Her former Senate colleague, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, isn’t waiting for her to make up her mind.
A second term all but assured, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is casting himself as an inclusive Republican who transcends political lines and a pragmatic leader whose results-oriented approach offers valuable lessons for lawmakers in Washington.
A coalition of clergy members and faith leaders has sent a letter to Illinois House members encouraging them to support gay marriage.
Every Wednesday evening in recent weeks, about 10 people meet at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) headquarters in downtown D.C. and get straight to work. Election Day, Nov. 5, is looming.