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First openly gay governor in US history elected

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Jared Polis, the Democratic candidate for Colorado governor’s race, became the first openly gay person to be elected to that office in U.S. history.

Polis, a U.S. congressman who represents Boulder, defeated Republican treasurer Walker Stapleton.

According to Quartz, former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey is openly gay, but he came out after being elected.

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