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Jared Polis becomes first openly gay man to be elected governor

Jared Polis. Photo: Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images
Jared Polis. Photo: Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Jared Polis has won the Colorado governor’s race against Republican Walker Stapleton, making him the first openly gay man to be elected governor in the U.S.

The details: Polis, a Democrat, has been serving in the House of Representatives since 2009 and will succeed Democrat John Hickenlooper, who has been Colorado’s governor since 2011 and was facing a term limit.

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