April 26, 2016 at 10:52 pm EDT | by Michael K. Lavers
Kefalas falls short in Md. Republican primary

Chrys Kefalas, gay news, Washington Blade

Chrys Kefalas (Photo courtesy of Chrys Kefalas for U.S. Senate)

Chrys Kefalas on Tuesday finished third in the Republican primary to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) in the U.S. Senate.

House Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga (R-Baltimore and Harford Counties) came in first with 36 percent of the vote. Chris Chaffee received 14 percent of the vote, while Kefalas garnered 10 percent.

Kefalas, who was former Gov. Bob Ehrlich’s legal counsel, came out as gay in 2011.

Congressman Chris Van Hollen defeated U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) in the Democratic primary to succeed Mikulski.

Michael K. Lavers is the international news editor of the Washington Blade. Follow Michael

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