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  • NC's first openly gay senate candidate

    Jim Neal ran for the U.S. Senate in 2008 as the first gay candidate for major office, losing badly in the primary to Kay Hagan. The biggest obstacles in his campaign: fellow Democrats.

Jim Neal ran for the U.S. Senate in 2008 as the first gay candidate for major office, losing badly in the primary to Kay Hagan. The biggest obstacles in his campaign: fellow Democrats. Josh Shaffer jshaffer@newsobserver.com
Jim Neal ran for the U.S. Senate in 2008 as the first gay candidate for major office, losing badly in the primary to Kay Hagan. The biggest obstacles in his campaign: fellow Democrats. Josh Shaffer jshaffer@newsobserver.com

Shaffer: NC’s first statewide gay candidate says Democrats held him back

April 29, 2016 2:30 PM