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The Paula Basta / Kelly Cassidy question

The 14 District race for state representative: the most-watched campaign battle in Chicago's LGBT community this season

Chicago, IL — Only one thing is certain when it comes to the 14 District race for state representative: The winner is going to be an out lesbian.

Paula Basta (left), Kelly Cassidy (right)
Paula Basta (left), Kelly Cassidy (right)
Paula Basta and recent appointee Kelly Cassidy will face off in a winner-take-all Democratic primary March 20.

Voters will be choosing between two longtime community activists, both of whom support marriage equality, boast records of fighting for LGBT people and offer a progressive agenda. The race has divided a community that often throws its weight behind the out gay candidate, and it has become the most-watched campaign battle in Chicago's LGBT community this season.

Kate Sosin interviews both candidates for the Windy City Times:

Paula Basta on priorities, campaign strengths

Kelly Cassidy on marriage, activism

The Windy City Times is Chicago's only LGBT newspaper. 
 
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Kelly Cassidy who has had so much experience in government is the best woman for the 14th district.
Posted by Vernita Gray on Wed, 3/7/2012 3:42 PM
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A vote for Basta is a vote against the Madigan machine which continues to corrupt Illinois government
Posted by cownzlr on Sat, 3/10/2012 10:34 AM
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