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My Supreme Court Co-Defendant is running for Congress


Midge has gotten much further in her transformation, both personally and politically. She is a wonderfully passionate and committed activist who would do an excellent job in representing southwest Missouri.

She is setting new ethical standards as far as campaign finance. And she is combining fiscal conservatism with progressive international, environmental and civil liberty positions. I am donating to her campaign against the incredibly corrupt Roy Blunt.

Go Midge! Below is the recent AP story...

Midge Potts seeks change
Transgender politico enters GOP primary.

Published Sunday, April 16, 2006
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - In many ways, Midge Potts is like other everyday citizens who feel the call of politics. The self-described fiscal conservative and Eisenhower Republican is running a one-person primary campaign against five-term congressman and House Majority Whip Roy Blunt in southwest Missouri’s Seventh District.

A few things set Potts, 37, apart from many Republican candidates. She thinks President George W. Bush should be impeached over his domestic spying program, for example. And she used to be a he.

Potts, a Navy veteran who served in the early 1990s as Mitchell Eugene Potts, is a transgender person, a man who feels a call to live as a woman.

Potts has been living that way full-time for about two-and-a-half years, taking supplements to make her hormones more female, changing her legal name, dressing in women’s clothes and wearing makeup.

Potts is among Missouri’s first openly transgender political candidates. Nationally, transgender groups say there are a few others who have won local seats, including in Georgia and South Dakota, and at least two more who have unsuccessfully campaigned for state offices in Vermont and Arizona.

"We’re going to see this more and more. Every year we’re going to see more and more candidates running, and I think it’s great that trans people are running," said Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality in Was

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Midge said…
Thanks for your support Pete.

I am also getting unbelievable support from all kinds of people throughout Southwest Missouri who are tired of business as usual in Washington DC.

I think I may be able to win!

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