Michael Brodkorb (former deputy chair of the Minnesota Republican Party and former top Senate staffer) lost his job after admitting an affair with then Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, ... But Brodkorb Ė once a powerful Republican insider Ė says a big reason itís on the ballot isnít family values. Top Republicans needed a way to get conservatives off the couch and into the voting booth.
Ironically, he now says itís a strategy that could backfire. Opposition to the amendment is strong in the Twin Cities suburbs, and it could cause some Republican state Senators to lose.
Brodkorbís voting no on the gay marriage amendment, even though he helped develop the strategy that put it on the ballot.