August 24, 2010 at 10:52 pm EDT | by Chris Johnson
Fla. gay congressional candidate loses bid

A gay candidate running to represent Florida’s 17th congressional district lost his bid for the Democratic nomination on Tuesday.

Scott Galvin, who’s gay and a North Miami City Council member, was among nine Democratic candidates seeking the nomination in the primary.

The winning candidate was Frederica Wilson, a state senator who received almost 35 percent of the vote.

In comparison, Galvin received almost six percent of the vote. The number of votes he received put him in eighth place among the nine candidates.

No Republican candidate has filed to run in the general election in this Democratic-safe seat, so Wilson is now the presumptive U.S. House member in the district.

Chris Johnson is Chief Political & White House Reporter for the Washington Blade. Johnson attends the daily White House press briefings and is a member of the White House Correspondents' Association. Follow Chris

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