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Gay Candidate Faces Criticism From Opposing Camps

By Kevin Freking | Tuesday Jul 15, 2014
Carl DeMaio is one of three openly gay Republicans running for Congress this year, but he's the only one who has managed to make political adversaries of both social conservative and gay rights organizations.

Democrat Clay Aiken Goes for GOP-Heavy House District

By Emery P. Dalesio | Sunday Apr 27, 2014
Singer-songwriter Clay Aiken doesn’t have a problem with name recognition. But that doesn’t mean voters in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District will send the "American Idol" star to Washington to represent them in Congress.

’America Idol’ Runner-Up Clay Aiken to Run for Congress in NC

Wednesday Feb 5, 2014
Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken is running for Congress in North Carolina.

Congress to Restore Partial ADAP Funding; Not Enough, Say ASOs

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jan 30, 2014
Congress has agreed to restore some of the devastating federal cuts to HIV/AIDS programs, but ASOs say it’s just not enough.

Will Clay Aiken Run for Congress?

By Jason St. Amand | Sunday Jan 26, 2014
Earlier this month "American Idol" star Clay Aiken made headlines for considering making a congressional bid in North Carolina. Though nothing has been confirmed, sources claim that the singer is putting together a political campaign team.

Ex-House Members Seeking Comebacks in 2014

By Ken Thomas | Wednesday Jan 8, 2014
Some former members of Congress are hoping 2014 will be the year of the comeback.

Celebrating Mark Takano’s Win as First Openly Gay Person of Color in Congress

By Les Spindle | Sunday Nov 25, 2012
California leads the way with the election of veteran California public school teacher and Democrat Mark Takano, as the first openly gay person of color elected to the House of Representatives.

Arizona Democrat Becomes 1st (Openly) Bi Member of Congress

By Bob Christie | Tuesday Nov 13, 2012
ormer Democratic state Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been elected to represent a new Phoenix-area congressional district, which makes her the first openly bisexual member of Congress.

Ga. Congressman, a Doctor, Calls Modern Science ’Lies From the Pit of Hell’

Sunday Oct 7, 2012
At a church meeting in his Georgia district, Rep. Paul Broun called evolution, embrology & the Big Bang theory ’lies straight from the pit of hell’ to lead people away from Christ. Broun, a doctor, sits on the same House science committee as Paul Akin.

Record Number of Gays Seeking Seats in Congress

By David Crary | Wednesday Oct 3, 2012
Eight openly gay candidates are running as major-party nominees for the House of Representatives, the most ever, including the two incumbents who are favored in their races.