Hollywood Rejoices as Jared Polis Elected U.S.’s First Gay Governor

Tim Baysinger
Hollywood Rejoices as Jared Polis Elected U.S.’s First Gay Governor

America didn’t quite get the Blue Wave many in Hollywood hoped for Tuesday, but they did get a Rainbow Wave in Colorado: Stars from James Corden to Billy Eichner rejoiced as Jared Polis won in Colorado to become the first openly gay governor in American history.

Polis defeated Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton, the Associated Press reported. He will succeed term-limited Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.

“Wow!! Congratulations @jaredpolis of Colorado who just became the first openly gay man to be elected Governor in US History!!!,” wrote Eichner.

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Corden, host of CBS’ “Late Late Show” added: “This is incredible! Massive. Congratulations Jared Polis. You did it!”

Jaboukie Young-White, who was recently named the newest correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah,” was also a fan of Polis’ win, writing: “jared polis is the first openly gay governor in the u.s. and i openly stan”


Wow!! Congratulations @jaredpolis of Colorado who just became the first openly gay man to be elected Governor in US History!!! ????????????

— billy eichner (@billyeichner) November 7, 2018



This is incredible! Massive. Congratulations Jared Polis. You did it! https://t.co/dFpOxjHahe

— James Corden (@JKCorden) November 7, 2018



jared polis is the first openly gay governor in the u.s. and i openly stan pic.twitter.com/XjWbtwX8a3

— jaboukie young-white (@jaboukie) November 7, 2018


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Others, including GLAAD, The NoH8 Campaign and Human Rights Campaign, weighed in as well, with HRC president Chad Griffin writing: “History made in Colorado as becomes the first openly gay man elected governor in history! Congratulations on this landmark win, Governor-elect!”


History made in Colorado as @jaredpolis becomes the first openly gay man elected governor in history! Congratulations on this landmark win, Governor-elect! https://t.co/UssFLpQ5pJ

— Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) November 7, 2018



BREAKING: @JaredPolis becomes the first openly gay man elected Governor in the United States https://t.co/U5YhKa0pgm #NOH8 pic.twitter.com/SyLnkqwtcm

— NOH8 Campaign (@NOH8Campaign) November 7, 2018



Extremely proud of my home State of Colorado for becoming the first state in history to an elect an openly gay Governor! Congrats @jaredpolis! ????️‍???? https://t.co/eCdCgCbNLh

— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) November 7, 2018


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Huge congratulations to Jared Polis, the first openly gay Governor of the United States. ????️‍???????????? pic.twitter.com/q10cyzKBIB

— Raymond Braun (@raymondbraun) November 7, 2018



.@NBCNews is reporting that @jaredpolis made HISTORY tonight as the country's first out gay man to be elected Governor. #ElectionNight https://t.co/GsJDxvvHXW

— GLAAD (@glaad) November 7, 2018



Congrats! @jaredpolis! #progress https://t.co/IbcnAFYlaD

— ERIC BALFOUR (@ERICBALFOUR) November 7, 2018



Jared Polis (D) is projected to be elected Governor of Colorado. He will be the ????????'s first openly gay man to be elected Governor! Updates soon. pic.twitter.com/3ieIE8IUxf

— Logo ????️‍???? (@LogoTV) November 7, 2018



Jared Polis becomes the first openly gay governor in US History! https://t.co/jcrS0dS5w5

— Emily Calandrelli (@TheSpaceGal) November 7, 2018


Overall, Election Night was a mixed-bag. Democrats won the House — which will give them subpoena power to investigate President Trump — while Republicans will keep control of the Senate.

Two of Hollywood’s most-loved candidates — Texas Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke and Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams — couldn’t overcome the odds to beat Republicans in traditionally red states.

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