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Angie Paccione taking on Marilyn Musgrave in Colorado

Angie Paccione (l) has a chance to unseat the unforgivable FMA homophobe.

Colorado Rep. Angie Paccione (D-Fort Collins) is going to try to unseat the pathetic homo-bigot FMA sponsor Rep. Marilyn Musgrave.

The GOP machine has always been a strong supporter of this witch Musgrave, with Darth Cheney raising an estimated $200,000 for her reelection campaign back in May, so Paccione has an uphill battle with fundraising.

The good news is that Musgrave is on shaky ground and vulnerable, even to the point of toning down her drumbeat for a marriage amendment. She is also facing a challenge from her own party, in Eric Eidsness.

Angie has plenty of practice dealing with the wingnuts in the state legislature, so she’ll be well-equipped to deal with the DeLay losers on the Hill. A snippet of the unhinged thinking that she has had to stand up to (from an April post):

Two Colorado lawmakers got into a shouting match when one of them marched into a news conference the other was holding to denounce same-sex marriage. Rep. Kevin Lundberg (R-Berthoud) and Rep. Jim Welker (R-Loveland) called the news conference to tout their proposed amendment to bar gays and lesbian from marrying. Colorado already has legislation that blocks same-sex marriage. But, Lundberg said that it could be overturned by judges. Lundberg called it “the most significant domestic issue of the decade.”

At that point, Rep. Angie Paccione (D-Fort Collins) had enough. “We have over 700,000 Coloradans without health care,” she said, her voice rising, she yelled as she marched up the podium. “How could we possibly say that gay marriage is more important than health care?” Paccione, who is half black, also reminded him that interracial marriage used to be illegal in Colorado. She said denying gay people the right to marry is no different.

Her website:

More info:
* DKos diary
* Q&A; on Unbossed
* Biography

Angie Paccione, Ph.D.
State Representative
House District 53
Majority Caucus Chairwoman
Vice Chair House Committee on Education
P.O. Box 1182
Fort Collins, CO 80522
(970) 495-0407

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