Category Archives: Election 2010

Sponsoring LGBT Legislation No Harm to Electability

A number of LGBT allies lost their races in last week’s elections--but one bit of positive news is that sponsoring LGBT-rights legislation did not negatively impact a candidate’s ability to win.

GOP to dominate most state legislatures

Among the more dismal losses in Tuesday’s results was the one in New Hampshire, where Republicans won a veto-proof majority in both the state House and Senate. It gets worse.

Big losses in the U.S. House and Senate

Republicans won control of the U.S. House in Tuesday’s elections. As of 3 a.m. Wednesday, it appears the GOP will hold at least 234 seats, to Democrats’ 180.

Iowa justices get the boot

All three Iowa Supreme Court justices up for retention this month have been given the boot. The vote sends a chilling message to other justices who face retention votes and must rule on the constitutionality of laws that adversely affect

Openly gay candidates: Some surprise victories in 164 races

The results for some high profile openly gay candidates are often mixed, and they were Tuesday night--with nine of eighteen openly LGBT candidates winning. But there was one big surprise Tuesday night and one shining star.

LGBT Election Night Scorecard

LGBT Election Night Scorecard

Surprise openly gay victory — in Lexington, Kentucky

In one of the most unlikely of places, openly gay construction company executive Jim Gray has won election as the mayor—of Lexington, Kentucky.

Bielat pummels Frank with campaign drops

Voters in U.S. Rep. Barney Frank’s Congressional district have been flooded in the last two days with campaign literature telling them that Frank has “rich friends,” deserves a grade of “F,” and is “reckless and arrogant.”

13 races to worry about Nov. 2

For hard-core political junkies in the LGBT community, there’s a lot to worry about in the November 2 voting—and not just because there’s the possibility of Republicans taking over the U.S. House and Senate. A number of races around the

Dems clinging to Senate, and stark contrast to GOP

The likelihood of Democrats retaining a majority of the U.S. Senate has diminished dramatically in recent days. But the news is worse than that for the LGBT community, which has had to depend on the Democratic Party to do any