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Delaware Democrat Could Become First Openly Transgender Congress Member

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Delaware Democrats are rallying around House candidate Sarah McBride, setting the stage for her to potentially become the first openly trans member of Congress.

McBride’s primary opponent in the race, former Delaware State Housing Authority director Eugene Young, suspended his campaign this week, nearly a year after launching his bid.

In a post on the social media platform X, McBride, 33, stressed “deep respect” for Young.

“Service is in Eugene’s heart, and he continues to dedicate his life to empowering and uplifting others,” McBride said.

Young said in his announcement that he made the decision “after careful consideration and deep reflection.” He had trailed McBride by double digits in polls on the race.

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D), who has held Delaware’s lone at-large House seat since 2017, is running for the Senate seat left open by retiring Sen. Tom Carper (D).

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