A mayoral election in the Republican
stranglehold stronghold of San Diego is underway, and two of the Republican candidates for mayor are also openly gay. Voters don’t care:
Two of the top Republican candidates for mayor of San Diego are openly gay and voters have barely registered it. According to the Associated Press, the issue just doesn’t come up at campaign appearances or in local news coverage. That’s because lesbian district attorney Bonnie Dumanis and gay city council member Carl DeMaio haven’t made their marks as LGBT activists, which, say political watchers, may help explain why their sexual orientation has been a non-issue even among social conservatives.
The article goes on to point out, though, that the question that remains is whether or not the Republican party will actually give one of the gay candidates their full backing. Supporting gay candidates is not historically one of the GOP’s strong suits.