Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Spotlight on Tom Campbell

A gay magazine in Los Angeles interviews Tom Campbell, who is running in a three-way race to be the Republican who will face California Senator Barbara Boxer this November. Campbell is a wonderful oddity in the GOP these days: someone who is pro-gay. Here's a sample:
Tom Campbell does not look or act like the Republican politicians LGBT people are used to seeing on cable news. He’s more Clark Kent with a sense of humor. But underneath that collegial demeanor is the steel spine of a strongly principled moderate/conservative Republican with a laser focus on federalism, less government and more individual freedom...

Interestingly to LGBTs, Campbell is leading among the usually anti-gay Republicans, despite his long-held views as a pro-choice, pro-gay rights, pro-marriage equality social moderate. That’s because the different wings of the GOP are finding common ground in response to the bad economy, Campbell told Frontiers during a 45-minute interview before a Log Cabin Republican-sponsored gathering.
Read the whole thing.

h/t: Independent Gay Forum

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