Nov 7th, 2008 by nick
Although there are many reasons to celebrate the results of this week’s election, there are a few less favorable outcomes.
1. Hal Bidlack lost in his race to unseat my congressman, Doug Lamborn, who is proud of the fact that he’s voted most often of any representative against Nancy Pelosi.
2. Jan Hejtmanek received less than 25% of the vote in her bid to unseat state representative Amy Stephens, who made none of her positions known, depending only on the R after her name in this district in which Republicans significantly outnumber Democrats.
3. Proposition 8 passed in California. This initiative bans same-sex marriage in California, providing a huge setback for marriage equality and gay rights. This result is particularly disappointing to me. In 2000, when I was living in California, I worked against the original Proposition 22, which passed by a large margin at that time. I had hoped that society’s views on gay marriage had progressed since then.