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3 gay Republicans trying to make election history Published: January 20, 2014

Dan Innis' husband persuaded him to run for the U.S. House, according to The Associated Press.

The AP reports it didn't matter that Innis, a former business school dean, faced an aggressive Democratic incumbent, GOP colleagues who oppose his right to marry, and history — no Republican ever has been openly gay when first elected to Congress.

"He said, 'You've got to do this,'" recalls Innis, running in the 1st Congressional District, which covers most of eastern New Hampshire. "He said, 'You need to take this opportunity and see if you can make a difference.'"

H/T: Yahoo!
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