First openly gay Asian American in Congress! ****** A California public school teacher is poised to win his election and become the first openly gay member of Congress who’s also a person of color. Mark Takano, a Democrat, leads in the race to represent California’s newly created 41st congressional district in the U.S. House against Republican candidate, Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione. With 54 percent of precincts reporting as of early Wednesday, Takano leads 57-43 percent; several media outlets have projected him the winner.
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