Maryland state house Del. Sam Arora had all the promise of a rising star in Democratic politics. He attended Georgetown Law School, worked as a staff assistant to Sen. Carl Levin, served on Sen. Clinton’s presidential exploratory committee and also was an aide at the Democratic National Committee.
The handsome 31-year-old son of Indian immigrants was named to The Hill newspaper’s list of the “50 Most Beautiful People” on Capitol Hill in 2006. When he announced for the House of Delegates, he found himself warmly embraced by the progressive community of the D.C. area and the Netroots.
His website self-describes him as having had “A Career in Public Service, Fighting for Progressive Values.” That may have come to an very abrupt end on Friday. Sam Arora, under the watchful eyes of Maryland and the nation, voted no on the marriage equality bill in the Maryland House of Delegates.
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