While running for re-election this November, Representative Jared Polis, the first openly gay man elected to the House, may have to face off against Colorado State Senator Ken Lundberg, a man OutFront Colorado calls “the most anti-gay lawmaker under the dome.” This is a bit like matter running against anti-matter.
Polis has opposed DOMA deportations, demanded an investigation into the ritual torture of gay Iraqis and championed employment protections for LGBT Americans. In contrast, his prospective opponent Lundberg stronly opposed the Colorado legislature’s attempt to extend civil unions to same-sex couples; he even went so far as to lead a protest and prayer group on the east side of the Capitol building before the bill died in the Senate.
Right now Lundberg has an exploratory committee examining whether he should run or not. Considering Polis’ money and influence fundraising skillz, OutFront Colorado says that Lunberg would have to be crazy to run.
Well, Lundberg does home school his kids. Just sayin’.