Tisei could become first openly gay Republican in Congress

Richard Tisei could be first openly gay Republican in CongressBY RYAN COLLETT

In Massachusetts, Richard Tisei could become US Congress’ first openly gay Republican. Tisei seeks to unseat Massachusetts’ current Representative, John Tierney, a Democrat seeking his 9th term.

Tisei has previously served 26 years in the Massachusetts state legislature and was the 2010 Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor before losing in the general election. Most recently, Tisei has been the Massachusetts Senate Minority Leader, a position he held for four years. In November 2011, Tisei announced his bid for Congress.

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