Gay Candidate Wins Shot at US House Seat

33-year-old entrepreneur earns Dem nomination with primary win
By Jim O'Neill,  Newser User
Posted Aug 14, 2008 11:42 AM CDT

(Newser) – Entrepreneur Jared Polis, who is openly gay, won a Colorado congressional primary Tuesday, and says his victory should send “a signal to young gays and lesbians across the country that they can consider a career in public service,” the New York Times reports. Polis is favored to win in November. And if he does, the 33-year-old founder of will become the third openly gay member of Congress.