Exciting news from West Virginia: a sitting pro-gay marriage Democratic Congressman was just ousted in a Democratic primary—by a pro-marriage candidate!
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent in the calvary at the last minute to try to save l Rep. Alan Mollohan, but it was not enough. Mollohan, who twice voted against a federal marriage amendment and who earned a 63 percent approval rating from the Human Rights campaign, went down in flames in Tuesday's primaries to a strong suppporter of traditional marriage Mike Oliverio. Oliverio appears to have beaten Mollohan by more than ten points.
In 2009, Oliverio spoke at the West Virginia Family Policy Council’s Pastor’s briefing:
“The Family Policy Council thanks Del. Boggs and Sen. Oliverio for their time and willingness to speak at the Pastor’s Briefing. But most importantly we thank them for standing with the overwhelming majority of West Virginians that support the traditional definition of marriage between one man and one woman.”