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Former Bush Campaign Chief Admits He’s Gay

Written on August 26, 2010 by R. Depp

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Out in the open, former RNC Chairman Ken Mehlan looks forward in supporting gay marriage.

, known as former President Bush’s campaign manager in 2004 and former chairman of the , revealed to his family and colleagues that he is gay. In a recent press con, Mehlman came up with this conclusion about his identity since he wanted to become an advocate of gay marriage. He also made this confirmation to answers the questions that would arise because of his participation for the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), a group who supports the legal challenge against Proposition 8.

Mehlman now works as executive vice-president of KKR, a New York City-based private equity firm. “It’s taken me 43 years to get comfortable with this part of my life. Everybody has their own path to travel, their own journey, and for me, over the past few months, I’ve told my family, friends, former colleagues, and current colleagues, and they’ve been wonderful and supportive. The process has been something that’s made me a happier and better person. It’s something I wish I had done years ago.”

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