LGBT candidates score victories in general elections

Dozens of LGBT candidates won their races on Tuesday, with two of America's largest cities electing or re-electing LGBT mayors. Annise Parker secured a third term as mayor of Houston, while Washington state Sen. Ed Murray defeated incumbent Mike McGinn to become Seattle's first openly gay mayor. As of Thursday, 54 of the 85 candidates endorsed by the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund were projected to win their respective races, and three candidates were headed to runoffs. "Tonight's victories across the country and at all levels of government underscore the power of people fighting for fairness, progress and LGBT equality," Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Victory Fund, said.

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