Two Transgender Mistys Win Congressional Primaries


Two transgender candidates named Misty both won their states primaries.

Somehow, while no one was watching, some elections happened around the country. Two candidates named “Misty” won primaries and both those candidates are transgender.

Misty K. Snow won the primary election on Tuesday in Utah to run as a Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate. In November she will challenge Republican and Tea Party nut bag, Mike Lee, who has held the position since 2011. Mike Lee is best known for his stance on labor.

Mike Lee thinks the Supreme Court should rule that child labor laws and Social Security are unconstitutional. In one of his more noteworthy acts, Lee, along with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz, were present at the Tea Party rally during the government shutdown, where they had a minister claim Obama needed to put down his Koran and “come up with his hands out” and surrender to them. That was before they picked up all the park barricades they could find and threw them on the White House lawn, while a guy waved around a Confederate flag.

Snow ran on a progressive platform and called for a $15 minimum wage, criminal justice reform, and legalized marijuana.

According to The Salt Lake Tribune:

Throughout the primary, the 30-year-old Salt Lake City resident has given scant attention to her potentially historic status. She instead has campaigned on a progressive platform and promised to aggressively challenge Lee, whom she has repeatedly called ‘loathsome.’

The second “Misty” is Misty Plowright of Colorado, who will be taking on incumbent Republican Doug Lamborn in a tough district in and around Colorado Springs – the epicenter of much of Christianist lunacy in America.

It’s hard to imagine either of them winning in the country’s current climate of bigotry, but it’s fun to imagine conservative heads exploding while they try to create new laws about bathrooms.


Featured Images: Photo-Collage created from Misty Plowright for Congress Facebook page and Misty Kathrine Snow official Facebook page.

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