Election 2016

A 30-Year-Old Transgender Candidate Just Won the Utah Primary

esquire.comHey, look! When nobody was watching, elections broke out across America. It was not a Super Tuesday, but a pretty decent Tuesday. A couple of Democrats named Zephyr Teachout and Misty Plowright won their congressional primaries—in New York and Colorado, respectively—which means that the Amazing Name quotient in the House could increase by several percentage points in November.

Teachout, a longtime progressive activist who made her bones by putting up a good fight against incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2014, won a chance to take over the Congressional seat held by Republican Chris Gibson, who is retiring. Plowright won a chance to take on incumbent Republican Doug Lamborn in a very tough district in and around Colorado Springs, which is the white-hot center of Christianist nonsense in America.

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