Bil Browning

Sean Eldridge Announces Bid for Congress

Filed By Bil Browning | September 23, 2013 11:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Chris Hughes, congressional candidate, Freedom to Marry, Sean Eldridge

Sean_Eldridge.jpgFormer Freedom To Marry staffer Sean Eldridge has announced he is running for Congress. Eldridge, the husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, has been district shopping for a while but settled on New York's 19th District.

Earlier this year, the New York Times ran a scathing piece detailing Eldridge's machinations to land a congressional seat that more or less accused Eldridge of attempting to buy his way into Congress. The couple purchased a $5 million dollar estate in another district, but when it became obvious Eldridge couldn't take the seat, they moved one a few miles north and bought another home in the 19th for $2 million.

Chris Geidner at Buzzfeed has noticed that one thing stands out for its absence: same-sex marriage (including his own).

Although the cause of marriage equality does get a line in his campaign website bio, neither his job at Freedom to Marry nor his husband are included in his campaign bio.
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For his part, Hughes was one of the first retweets of his husband's news Sunday night.

The video is after the jump.


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