February 6, 2013 at 8:00 pm EDT | by Phil Reese
Sean Eldridge mulls run for Congress
Chris Hughes, Sean Eldridge, gay news, Washington Blade

Same-sex marriage advocate and Democratic Party activist Sean Eldridge (right) has filed paperwork to seek a congressional seat. Eldridge married Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes (left) last year. (Photo of Hughes by USV via Wikimedia and Washington Blade photo of Eldridge by Michael Key)

NEW YORK — A Freedom to Marry adviser and the husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes is reportedly considering a run for Congress.

Sean Eldridge formally filed paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission this week to form a committee called “Sean Eldridge for Congress,” representing his Hudson Valley, New York area, challenging two-term Republican Chris Gibson. According to Bloomberg News, while Gibson was elected with 53 percent of the vote in November, the 19th District backed Barack Obama 52-46 in the presidential vote.

The the Blade had previously reported, Hughes purchased and took over as publisher of the magazine The New Republic last year.


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  • Sean Eldridge is 26. Are we really supposed to believe he has any relevant experience that qualifies him to be a Representative and truly represent the needs of constituents. He lives in Manhattan, he’s coming across as a disingenuous, entitled dilettante. Earn this seat, Sean, don’t buy it.

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