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Sean Maloney elected first openly gay NY Congressman; sexuality was a non-issue
On Tuesday night, Sean Patrick Maloney defeated Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth to become the first openly gay candidate elected to represent New York in Congress, but practically no one noticed that aspect of Maloney's victory, as his sexual orientation was strictly a nonissue during the campaign.
Maloney -- a former aide to President Bill Clinton -- unseated Hayworth in New York's 18th District...