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A former head of the Republican National Committee who managed George W. Bush's 2004 re-election campaign announced he is gay in a recently published interview.
"It's taken me 43 years to get comfortable with this part of my life," Ken Mehlman said in the interview in the online edition of The Atlantic magazine.
He said that after years of public service he wanted to become a gay rights advocate in his private life.
An executive vice-president with the New York City-based private equity firm, KKR, Mehlman spoke of his inner turmoil in backing Republican anti-gay initiatives when he was a party leader, and lamented he could have done more to change that stance.
"I can't change the fact that I wasn't in this place personally when I was in politics, and I genuinely regret that. It was very hard, personally."
However, he voiced relief at finally coming out of the closet.
"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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