During an “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” appearance, Chrys Kefalas announced his candidacy to represent Maryland in the U.S. Senate.
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) December 2, 2015
The race is for retiring Senator Barbara Mikulski’s seat. Kefalas, a Republican, comes from a Greek-American Baltimore family of lifelong Democrats. He served as an aide and speech writer for former Attorney General Eric Holder and was legal counsel to former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich.
In 2011, Kefalas testified in support of a same-sex marriage bill that was before a Maryland Senate subcommittee. He would become the first openly gay Republican elected to either house of Congress if he were to win the 2016 general election.