Bil Browning

Gay Congressional Candidate Within Striking Distance in Michigan

Filed By Bil Browning | June 22, 2012 3:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Grand Rapids, Michigan, names, pro-choice Democrat, Trevor Thomas

Good news for openly gay congressional candidate Trevor Thomas' primary campaign in Michigan today. Thomas, a longtime progressive activist who's worked for HRC and SLDN, is within striking distance of his anti-choice primary opponent according to the Thumbnail image for Trevor-Thomas-campaigning.jpgGrand Rapids Press. If Thomas can raise enough cash to up his name recognition, he'd likely surge to victory.

A leading national pollster says underdog Democrat Trevor Thomas can move into a substantial lead in his primary showdown against Steve Pestka, if Thomas can raise the money to spread his message in the district.

Mark Mellman's firm says a recent 400-person survey of registered Democrats shows Thomas with lower name recognition and overall favorability rating than Pestka.

But when presented with what the firm and the Thomas camp say is a fairly worded description of both men, Thomas surges to a 22-point lead from a 21-16 point deficit.

Most of you know that blogging isn't exactly lucrative work. I believe in Trevor's campaign enough that I've personally donated twice. Of course, they've not been large donations, but I've donated what I could. I'd urge you to do the same.

If we're going to advance ENDA or the repeal of DOMA, we're going to need more out elected officials and fewer Blue Dog Republicrats. Thomas' stance on LGBT issues, reproductive rights, and progressive issues in general make him a great candidate for Projectors to support. Let's help him raise that name ID a bit, shall we?

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