Rep. Kerry Gauthier
The Minnesota Supreme Court says the Democratic Party had the authority to put another candidate’s name on the ballot after Rep. Kerry Gauthier decided he would not seek re-election for his Duluth-area legislative seat.
Minnesota Democrats shifted their focus Thursday to the field of candidates who could run in place of a state lawmaker involved in a sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop, one day after Rep. Kerry Gauthier said he would drop his re-election bid.
The Minnesota Representative who admitted to engaging in rest-stop sex acts with a 17-year-old boy said Wednesday afternoon that he will not seek re-election.
The Minnesota state lawmaker involved in a sex scandal involving a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop maintained his public silence Tuesday as another Democratic candidate for his seat emerged.
A Democratic state lawmaker confronted by authorities over reports that he had oral sex with a 17-year-old boy at a Minnesota rest stop faced calls Monday from party leaders to withdraw from a re-election campaign.
A Minnesota State Representative was allegedly involved in a sexual act at a public rest room near Proctor, Minn., according to recently released police documents.