CHICAGO (CBS) — A few months after a Chicago couple that was in Hillary Clinton’s campaign launch video invited the candidate to their wedding, they got married without her, reports CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov.
Jared Milrad and Nathan Johnson appeared in Hillary Clinton’s campaign launch video. They represented her support of gay marriage. On Sunday, they actually tied the knot.
They were surrounded by family and friends at Montrose Harbor this afternoon. Absent, though, was the presidential candidate. They sent her a Twitter invitation to their wedding today right after they publically appeared in her campaign announcement video. They say they were honored to be included in that and wanted to include her in their wedding day.
The couple says Clinton’s staff immediately got back to them with a sort of ‘we’ll see.’ In the end, she didn’t make it.
“She rightfully pointed out that if she came to the wedding, it might distract from our special day so we understand she supports us,” said Milrad.
Clinton did send them a congratulatory note.
— Jared Milrad (@JaredMilrad) July 13, 2015
Milrad and Johnson have been together for several years.
Being that they got married in a public space, Clinton’s attendance would have likely caused quite a security nightmare on an already really busy beach day.