The Victory Fund is celebrating the 2020 election, focused as it is not on the top of the ballot, where confusion was ahead, but down ballot where openly transgender candidates made their best showing ever.
The lead story for the LGBTQ Victory Fund is Sarah McBride, headlined as “Sarah McBride Becomes First Trans State Senator in US History.” McBride won Delaware’s 1st District.The fund endorsed 312 candidates in the election and noted that the number of out trans candidates was dramatically higher than in any previous election.
According to McBride’s campaign site, she is steeped in Democratic and progressive politics and has worked for Delaware’s governor, attorney general and in the Obama administration. She has also addressed the Democratic National Convention and taught public policy at the University of Delaware’s Biden Institute.
McBride is a spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization. She has also addressed the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. She has also taught public policy at the University of Delaware’s Biden Institute.
Other candidates the Victory Fund noted are:
- Stephanie Byers of Kansas
- Madeline Eden of Texas
- Jessica Katzenmeyer of Wisconsin
- Taylor Small of Vermont
Additionally, three of the four incumbent out trans state legislators were up for re-election:
- Lisa Bunker and Gerri Cannon in New Hampshire
- Brianna Titone in Colorado
Victory Fund reported that a sweep would more than double the number of trans state legislators from four to nine.