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Gay Conservative Carl DeMaio Advances in California House Race

Gay former San Diego councilman Carl DeMaio and incumbent Congressman Scott Peters will face off in November after last night's primary in the 52nd Congressional District race, KPBS reports:

DemaioPeters has 43 percent of the vote, while DeMaio has 36 percent, with more than half the votes counted so far.

Former Marine Officer Kirk Jorgensen has 17 percent and surgeon Fred Simon has 4 percent of the vote. Simon and Jorgensen are both Republicans. The top two vote-getters, regardless of party, will advance to the November runoff.

DeMaio told supporters at the US Grant hotel downtown that he's calling on the Republican party to be more inclusive.

"San Diegans want the Republican Party in particular to return to its traditional roots in favor of personal freedoms in all aspects of our lives," he said.

He said to change the country, "we must first change our party."

DeMaio's office, you may recall, was vandalized last week. He has been attacked by NOM for a campaign ad in which he held the hands of his partner in a Gay Pride parade. DeMaio has also been attacked by Congressman Randy Forbes.

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  1. The GOP HATES you....whyyyyy you dellude yourself....its just sad,and pathetic

    Posted by: disgusted merican | Jun 4, 2014 9:24:32 AM

  2. He definitely has the crazy eyes. Eeek.

    Posted by: kdknyc | Jun 4, 2014 9:43:11 AM

  3. As long as he is a "conservative" Republican, it doesn't matter how flaming queer he is, he would never receive my vote.

    Posted by: Phoenix Justice | Jun 4, 2014 10:04:13 AM

  4. he's still a republican...

    Posted by: bandanajack | Jun 4, 2014 10:37:05 AM

  5. he's still an idiot. and so is his opportunistic boyfriend.

    Posted by: fsinsd | Jun 4, 2014 11:28:25 AM

  6. no to republicans.

    Posted by: reality | Jun 4, 2014 12:33:35 PM

  7. Wouldn't you rather have Carl DeMaio in office rather than some homophobic hetero church-panderer?

    Posted by: Queer Supremacist | Jun 4, 2014 4:17:19 PM

  8. ^^^^^^^

    Carl, is that you?

    Posted by: Scudder | Jun 4, 2014 4:27:01 PM

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