“At the end of the day, I’m not running to be a transgender state senator, I’m running to be a senator who serves her community, I’m running to be a senator who fights for affordable health care, I’m running to be a senator who works to expand access to paid leave and reform our broken criminal justice system. “Those will be my priorities.”-Sarah McBride, WDFL radio interview
It’s primary election day in Delaware, and hopefully by the end of it we will be part of the way to seeing some trans political history being made.
When the polls open Democratic primary voters will have to choose who will be their standard bearer in the race to replace longtime state senator Harris McDowell (D-Wilmington), who retired last year after holding that heavily blue Wilmington area senate seat since 1976.
I’m hoping that when the votes are finished being counted later this evening, it will be Sarah McBride taking a giant political leap for transkind and winning this primary over Joseph McCole .
The winner of this primary will take on the Republican nominee Steve Washington in the general election Washington ran as an independent in the last cycle in this district in which 58.6% of the registered voters are Democrats to just 19% Republicans
No surprise he’s already started deploying the down low transphobia with the ‘family values’ rhetoric.
Should McBride win tonight, she would not only move on for a shot at becoming the first out trans state senator, she’d also become the first out trans person to win a state senate legislative primary election.
You know Sarah already has my TransGriot endorsement in this race along with the endorsement of the Victory Fund and several other organizations.
But it’s now up to the voters of state senate District 1 to decide if that happens.
TransGriot Update: McBride won her primary with 93% of the votes cast. She becomes the first out trans person to win a party primary for a state senate seat.