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Why Do Ann Arbor’s Gays Want to Sink a Lesbian Mayoral Candidate?

The mayoral race in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has two LGBT groups backing a straight incumbent over his lesbian opponent. How dare they!

Both the Michigan Democratic Party’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Allies Caucus and something called Lesbians Opposing Lesko are backing hetero John Hieftje over lesbian challenger Patricia Lesko. Why? According to — ahem — LOL, Lesko viciously attacks people who piss her off by running over their cats and slashing their tires. OK! But how about her actual policies?

Lesko’s critics call her divisive and deceitful, pointing to several months worth of inaccurate claims she made against the mayor and city officials under the pseudonym “Sam Rosenthal” on her blog A2Politico.com.

If elected, Lesko would be Michigan’s second openly gay mayor and one of only 21 openly nationwide. But LOL says that’s no reason to vote for her: “There are a certain number of lesbians who will vote for another lesbian over a straight candidate because they make an assumption that someone with whom they have something in common will share their political views. It’s not necessarily true, sometimes it’s just the opposite.”

Worth noting: While Lesko is attacked for anonymously posting comments to her own blog under a pseduonym, the founders of LOL are posting on their blog … anonymously, as “Founder #1″ and “Founder #2.”

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Jun 29, 2010
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  • 7 Comments
    • tomtab
      tomtab

      I used to live in Ann Arbor and Hieftje is a great on LGBT issues. He’s very supportive of the community.

      Jun 29, 2010 at 11:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      “Lesko viciously attacks people who piss her off by running over their cats and slashing their tires”………..I would say they have wheely good reasons not to vote for her……… :-p

      (c’mon I couldn’t resist…………)

      Jun 29, 2010 at 11:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TJ
      TJ

      Ann Arbor is already gay friendly. Why vote out an incumbent if he’s doing a good job?

      Jun 29, 2010 at 12:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ryan
      Ryan

      Does she pet the cats before running them over? :P

      Jun 29, 2010 at 12:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      @Ryan: I’m telling PETA on you!

      Jun 29, 2010 at 1:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • james_from_the_great_city_of_cambridge
      james_from_the_great_city_of_cambridge

      The running cats over with her car business is all I need to know. My cat and I both agree…off with her fat head!!!

      Jun 29, 2010 at 1:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      you support the politico who supports equal rights for gays…not someone who “happens” to be gay..they will kick you under the bus!!!

      Jun 29, 2010 at 11:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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