(Image source: kyrstensinema.com)

BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN
ANCHOR CARISSA LOETHEN


Arizona voters are sending a first to Washington. About a week after the election — a winner was finally declared in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District.

“Kyrsten Sinema was elected the first by-sexual congresswoman yesterday. ... Sinema says she's happy to make history, but she still wants to make things better in Arizona.” (Video via HLN)

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema ran on a platform of education, immigration reform and jobs. On the campaign trail she billed herself the “voice for the forgotten middle class.” (Video via KNXV)

In ads and on the campaign trail she talked about growing up poor.

“I get it because as a kid our stepfather was unemployed. Our family lived in an abandoned gas station for two years without running water or electricity.”

While Sinema’s election is historic, the 113th Congress will be filled with other firsts — it will include the most women, Latino and LGBT members ever. As California Democrat Representative Michael Honda wrote for The Hill:

“This is what democracy looks like: It is a kaleidoscope of language, culture, and color, and what an incredible record-breaking moment this is for America.”

 

Arizona's Kyrsten Sinema is First Openly Bisexual House Rep

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Nov 13, 2012

Arizona's Kyrsten Sinema is First Openly Bisexual House Rep

 

(Image source: kyrstensinema.com)

BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN
ANCHOR CARISSA LOETHEN


Arizona voters are sending a first to Washington. About a week after the election — a winner was finally declared in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District.

“Kyrsten Sinema was elected the first by-sexual congresswoman yesterday. ... Sinema says she's happy to make history, but she still wants to make things better in Arizona.” (Video via HLN)

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema ran on a platform of education, immigration reform and jobs. On the campaign trail she billed herself the “voice for the forgotten middle class.” (Video via KNXV)

In ads and on the campaign trail she talked about growing up poor.

“I get it because as a kid our stepfather was unemployed. Our family lived in an abandoned gas station for two years without running water or electricity.”

While Sinema’s election is historic, the 113th Congress will be filled with other firsts — it will include the most women, Latino and LGBT members ever. As California Democrat Representative Michael Honda wrote for The Hill:

“This is what democracy looks like: It is a kaleidoscope of language, culture, and color, and what an incredible record-breaking moment this is for America.”

 

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