Pougnet debates Bono Mack tonight




Democrat Steve Pougnet, the gay, married dad, will face off against his opponent, GOP Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack, tonight in the only debate scheduled, so far anyway, for their race. It begins at 6:30 PM Pacific Time.

This race is considered one the best chances the Democrats have to pick up a GOP held seat in November. It will be great to have a married dad in Congress. Steve understands what DOMA really means.

Here’s what Pougnet wrote today at DailyKos:

So today is the big day, the day of the debate! Today will be the first time since 2002 that Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack has agreed to debate. Since Congresswoman Bono Mack has refused to have an audience present at the debate, I need your help to get this out to as many people as possible.

Bono Mack has claimed to be an LGBT ally in the past. But, in May, she voted against the DADT repeal bill. Enough said.

The debate will be broadcast here.

Our ActBlue page for Pougnet is here.


On October 27, 2010, Joe was one of five bloggers who interviewed President Obama. Joe is a DC-based political consultant with over twenty-five years of experience at both the state and federal level. Joe has managed political operations and legislative efforts for both candidates and issues-based organizations. For seven years, he was the Director of State Legislation at Handgun Control, Inc. He served as that organization's first Political Director during the 2000 cycle. Joe is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law. In addition, he has a Masters in Public Administration from Lehigh University and received his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire. Joe also has a fun dog, Petey, a worthy successor to Boomer, who got Joe through eight years of Bush and Cheney. Joe likes to think he is a world class athlete having finished the 2005 Chicago Marathon in the time of 4:10. He has completed six other marathons as well -- and is still determined to break the four hour mark.

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