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Victory Fund Notes Increase in Out LGBTQ Congressional Candidates in 2022

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As the 2022 midterm elections draw near, a record number of LGBTQ candidates have been running for Congress. But while some segments of the community have made gains in political presence, other metrics are falling short when it comes representation that is reflective of the U.S.

population. New data from the LGBTQ Victory Fund notes 104 openly LGBTQ people have run or are currently running for congressional seats this cycle.

This figure is up from 87 candidates who ran for such offices in 2020. There are currently nine LGBTQ members of the U.S. House of Representatives and two out U.S.

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