The Advocate covers Misty Snow, the lady who could become the first trans person elected to the U.S. Senate.
Via The Advocate:
Snow will face incumbent Republican Sen. Mike Lee in November's general election. Lee, a close friend of failed presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, has coauthored several anti-LGBT bills, including one seeking to invalidate nationwide marriage equality, and another attempting to enshrine a so-called right to discriminate against LGBT people into federal law.
Despite her opponent's long history of anti-LGBT rhetoric, Snow says she's not worried about attacks from the Tea Party or other right-wing groups targeting her gender identity. But if those forces decide to make her trans status a campaign issue, Snow says she and her team are ready for it.
While Lee is widely expected to hold his seat in the conservative state, Snow appears undeterred by the odds. She believes her connection with the progressive Democratic movement, energized by Bernie Sanders's bid for president, could help her garner support and donations locally and from around the country. Snow describes herself as a Sanders-style Democrat and plans to focus sharply on income inequality in the general campaign and, if she's successful in defeating Lee, in Washington.
We'd get a trans senator and get rid of Mike Lee? That's a twofer.