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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:20 AM
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Did Dinner With A Male Porn Star Bring Down Minnesota's Gay State Senator?
Did Dinner With A Male Porn Star Bring Down Minnesota's Gay State Senator?

Openly gay Minnesota state Sen. Paul Koering lost his GOP primary reelection bid yesterday in a campaign that got ugly and personal after Koering was seen dining with a young male porn star.

The race between Gazelka, a former state representative, and Koering, R-Fort Ripley, was notable for its focus on Koerings personal life, and for efforts by state Republicans who endorsed Gazelka to investigate Koerings past. Koering, Minnesotas only openly gay Republican senator, made headlines in June by dining with a gay adult-film actor. Reports of the date surfaced on Twitter and made national news. Social issues were a factor in the race, as Gazelka made his opposition to same-sex marriage and benefits a leading issue. Koering blasted the Minnesota Republican Party last month for what he called its effort to dig up dirt. A party researcher wrote sheriffs in Morrison and Crow Wing counties, asking if they had law-enforcement records on Koering. Gazelka distanced himself from those tactics, saying he didnt endorse the state partys investigation of Koering.

RELATED: Koering angered many in January 2009 when he announced that he would not only not work for marriage equality in Minnesota, he wouldn't even vote for it if it was presented to his chamber. Koering's top aide said at the time that if anybody complained about his boss's stance on marriage equality, their letter would just go in the trash "where it belongs." Koering's 2010 campaign page is blank under the "issues" button, so it's unclear whether he changed his tune. However even Koering's opponent denounced NOM for their "mean-spirited" flier campaign earlier this year, so it's possible he did.

http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2010/08/did-dinner-with-ma...
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:21 AM
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1. Openly Gay GOP State Senator?
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 09:28 AM by marmar
What's wrong with that phrase?


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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:48 AM
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2. Dating a porn star and "no" to marriage? He models his life after the promiscuous gay stereotype.
I guess he's similar to other Republicans caught in gay scandals, but they weren't so open about it.
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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:53 PM
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3. did a state full of busybody nosy judgmental prudes bring down
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 12:54 PM by sui generis
the state senator?

That's probably more like it. Just the same I wouldn't vote for anyone who doesn't support same gender marriage any more, and that most definitely includes the democratic incumbent.

It's the only thing we on the professional left have left. Our vote.

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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:08 PM
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4. Who was the porn star? n/t
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