Carl DeMaio, the openly gay Republican, who narrowly lost to Democrat Bob Filner in San Diego's mayor's race (Filner later resigned due to scandal), is considering a run at US Congress. He would be running to un-seat a Democrat. The suburban district leans Republican (although Obama won in 2012 with 51% of the vote).
Carl DeMaio is open that he has a partner, Johnathan Hale, who's the editor of the SD Gay & Lesbian Times.
His campaign ad is the FIRST campaign ad by an openly gay candidate (Democrat or Republican) to show his same-sex partner in the ad. He touts himself as a "new generation Republican".
"This is who I am," Mr. DeMaio said in an interview. "It's something that's important to me. I want to embrace equality, and feel like the party should, too."
Gaaa......I love San Diego!
Here's his video ----