Jon Hoadley on Tuesday lost to U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.).
The Associated Press declared Upton the winner early Wednesday morning.
Hoadley, the former president of the now-defunct National Stonewall Democrats, is a member of the Michigan House of Representatives. Hoadley would have been the first openly LGBTQ person to represent the Wolverine State in Congress.
This article originally appeared in the Washington Blade and is made available in partnership with the National LGBT Media Association.