Anthony Woods is the guy who's running for California's 10th congressional district seat.
Oh, and he's gay.
But that's not the news, this is: he has earned the endorsements of the Human Rights Campaign and the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund.
Getting nods from HRC and the Victory Fund were coups for the 28-year-old Woods, a two-tour Iraq war vet who impressed some observers recently by raising more than $100,000 for the quarter ended June 30 -- a solid showing for a first-time candidate. Gay groups don't automatically endorse LGBT candidates unless they demonstrate an ability to execute a campaign strategy and compete financially.
"Anthony Woods is an exciting candidate with a tremendous record of accomplishment," said Chuck Wolfe, president of the Victory Fund. "He's also running an impressive campaign. Anthony has assembled a solid campaign team that understands what it will take to win this extremely competitive race."
Looks good for Woods, I hope he will win.