Which name do you immediately recognize? Todd Akin or Kerry Gauthier? [Darleen Click]
Todd Akin, of course, is the brain-damaged Republican candidate (the non-TEA Party primary candidate that Democrats spent $1.5 million to help win) who put his foot in his mouth.
Kerry Gauthier is (and you’d never know it if you only read the headlines) the Democratic Minnesota State Legislator caught with something else in his mouth.
Democratic leaders in Minnesota are demanding a state lawmaker withdraw from his re-election bid after police claim he admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop.
While Rep. Kerry Gauthier, 56, will lose support from fellow Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party members if he continues with his campaign, party leaders stopped short Monday of asking him to immediately resign.
The first-term legislator wasn’t charged in the alleged July 22 encounter because the legal age of consent in Minnesota is 16 and no money was exchanged, according to the St. Louis County attorney’s office. Police say the two had oral sex behind a rest stop pavilion in Duluth after the teen responded to Gauthier’s Craigslist ad looking for a “no strings attached” sex.
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