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Senate candidate confirms that he's gay, says it's 'no secret and no big deal'

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Jim Neal wants to be the first openly gay member of the U.S. Senate. The Associated Press reports that a spokesman confirmed this morning that the North Carolina Democrat is homosexual. The confirmation followed a discussion about the candidate's sexual orientation that took place this weekend on a liberal blog.

Here's what someone identified as Neal said in response to questions on BlueNC.com: "I am indeed. No secret and no big deal to me -- I wouldn't be running if I didn't think otherwise. ... I'm not running this race to make some social statement. I'm running to lead in the Senate for the voters in NC -- something Sen. Dole has not done. ... When people meet me, they'll see beyond the labels and into my character."

Neal, a former investment banker, is the only candidate who has announced plans to challenge GOP Sen. Elizabeth Dole in next year's general election.

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He's no Barney Frank in the looks department!

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Helen Lawson...where the heck have you been? Sally tried to float a rumor that you were in the funny farm...

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Was it the pills? booz?

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Well,since he's out, there's no need for toe-tapping restroom scandals and denials or emailing page-boys.

That's a good answer he gave. Hope he wins!

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I really hope he takes out Dole, she's been an awful senator, but let's be realistic here, an openly gay man in NC has no shot at winning a statewide election.

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It'd be a huge statement if he could get elected, it's say something about the tolerance level being more relaxed. If he were running in another state I'd say he has a good chance, but not in NC.

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I doubt many in the south want an openly gay senator/political figure being their leader. Unfortunately.

At least he's white, so that would give him a better chance, I guess. I hope he does well in elections. If I lived one state upwards I'd vote for him.
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all i needed to know is the state and since the state is north carolina, i say no chance in hell.

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my fellow north carolinians are uncapable of seeing past his sexuality.

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In the NZ Parliament we have something like 7 gays, including 1 in the Conservative (National) party. Until a few months ago we also had a transgender politician

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HOT HOT HOT

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HOT HOT HOT

Can I intern in the Senate?
He looks pretty old in that picture, im trying to find a picture of him when he was 20-25

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