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LGBT Leader in Support of Hagel Nomination Available

Rick Jacobs, Executive Director – Courage Campaign

LGBT Leader in Support of Hagel’s Nomination for Secretary of Defense

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Two weeks ago prominent LGBT activist Rick Jacobs, head of the Courage Campaign, came out in support of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense.  In an op-ed posted on the Huffington Post, Jacobs wrote in part:

“And let’s be clear about one thing: no one trying to derail his nomination attacks his qualifications. Instead, they seek to score political points and/or act at the behest of powerful special interests by denying the president his choice as defense chief. This sort of political jockeying disgusts the public, further erodes public faith in Washington and weakens our country.”

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