A man who identifies as a woman won the Democratic primary for the Delaware state Senate on Tuesday, defeating his opponent by a landslide. He will now face a Republican challenger who serves as a church deacon and is running on family values.
Tim McBride, who goes by Sarah, received 91 percent of the vote as compared to fellow Democrat Joseph McCole, who obtained slightly over eight percent of the vote.
“We are proving what is possible when neighbors come together,” he posted to Twitter upon learning the results. “This victory is not mine. It belongs to so many — our grassroots volunteers and donors, our cheerleaders and supporters. I am beyond proud. I am beyond grateful.”
McBride is a press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and became the first transgender speaker to address the Democratic National Convention in 2016. His presence on stage was met with much applause and cheering.
McBride also worked on Beau Biden’s campaign for Delaware attorney general and was a White House intern under the Obama administration.