LGBT Victory Fund endorses Maloney in AG Dem primary

A national organization that works to elect LGBT candidates endorsed Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney in the Democratic primary race for attorney general and designated him a potential “game changer” for LGBT equality, Maloney’s campaign announced this week.

“Sean’s commitment to fighting for the rights of all Americans and his experience and passion as the first openly gay member of Congress from New York makes him the right choice to be the state’s top attorney,” Annise Parker, president and CEO of LGBT Victory Fund, said in a press release.

Maloney has represented New York’s 18th Congressional District since 2013 and is one of four Democrats planning to compete in a Sept. 13 primary for attorney general. He has been emphasizing his experience in Washington, the barriers he overcame in his career and personal life and his fights for LGBT rights in Congress. He released a biographical campaign ad this week in which he recalled his and his husband Randy’s adoption of three children years ago, their marriage in 2014 and his past job in the Clinton White House.

“I’ve personally stopped attempts to fund discrimination with federal tax dollars and halted Republicans’ attacks on the transgender community,” Maloney said in the endorsement announcement. “The biggest threat to our civil rights is coming from Washington, and I’m the only person in this race that has taken on the tough fights against Trump and his Republican allies, and knows how to win.”

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