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Gay political action committee endorses Clinton for president

Equality PAC nod continues Clinton's trend of wrapping up support from establishment figures

Hillary Clinton (Photo: Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons).

Hillary Clinton (Photo: Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons).

Hillary Clinton has further solidified establishment support for her presidential campaign by earning the endorsement of Equality PAC, an LGBT political action committee.

The PAC, which is led by out U.S. Reps. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Mark Takano (D-Calif.), announced its support for the former Secretary of State in a statement saying it was “thrilled” by Clinton’s record on LGBT rights, The Hill reports.

“Clinton has made LGBT equality a top priority in her campaign, and can be trusted to make equality a top priority when she is president,” the group’s executive director, Roddy Flynn, said in a statement.

“Under President Obama, LGBT Americans have learned how important it is to have a president who will stand with us against those who would deny us equality,” Takano said in a statement. “We will have the same sort of advocate in President Hillary Clinton, and so we are proud to endorse her in this campaign.”

The PAC also tweeted: “.@lgbtequalitypac endorses @HillaryClinton she always fights for us so we fight for her #lgbtforhillary #werewithher.”

Equality PAC was formed last month by a group of gay lawmakers with the intent of helping LGBT politicians run for office. The PAC has already endorsed congressional candidate Angie Craig, a lesbian running in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District against Republican Rep. John Kline, and incumbent Reps. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), two out LGBT members of Congress. The PAC has also said it will also back straight candidates who support LGBT rights.

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