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Meet the Minnesota Republican Homo Who (Maybe) Wants to be Governor

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sUndoubtedly, it’ll be an uphill battle. It’s just something State Sen. Paul Koering happens to know a little about. Brainerd Dispatch: “Koering, 44, the state’s only openly gay Republican legislator, announced his sexual orientation during his first term, in April of 2005. He went seven ballots before winning his party’s endorsement for re-election in 2006, fought off a primary challenge and then won re-election. […] Koering was the focus of statewide attention when he first announced his sexual orientation. He said it became an issue during his campaign for the Republican endorsement and in that party’s 2006 primary but it has become a non-issue in recent years. ‘It’s not an issue that I tend to be championing,’ Koering said. ‘The issues that I tend to be working on our health care and veterans affairs, agriculture and other issues like that.'”

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10 Comments

  • Wolf

    And he ONLY came out because journalist had pictures of him a gay bar.

  • Bitch, please!

    But can he suck dick like a champ? Judging by his mouth, I will say YES! And he is a “reamer” too! Oh my! He is getting hotter by the minute!

  • Captain Freedom

    Total btm

  • M Shane

    What is he talking about : If he’s a Republican here he won’t do any more for health care or agriculture than any Gay issue except to lay down.

    Good example of a gay Minnesotan.: closeted as possible.

  • Tom in Lazybrook

    I wont be standing up for him as he won’t stand up for me.

  • Fitz

    Is there such a thing as Downs Syndrome- Lite? I swear, he looks like he has just a touch of it.

  • dizzy spins

    I wouldn’t automatically attack a gay Republican, but this guy has done nothing for his own community–and doesn’t even pretend he cares. As someone else pointed out, he didn’t “come out,” he was forced out. I guess so long as he and his partner are all taken care of, he doesnt give a crap about the rest of us. Minnesota FAIL

  • Dennis

    I support this guy the same way that most African Americans should support Clarence Thomas or Alan Keyes, namely, NOT AT ALL.
    I’d take a straight, gay supportive Dem over him any day.

  • Robert, NYC

    I bet he’s a Log Cabin member too, a group that doesn’t consider full equality a priority, no matter if the economy is in a downturn and a party that has NEVER delivered any bill on health care reform. Come to think of it, I don’t they they’ve ever authored any bill in support of any equality-related issue for LGBT voters. What is it with these people? Do they hate themselves so much that they persistently support a party that consistently says no to any semblance of equality legislation. Yes, a handful of so called moderates now get behind civil unions, but please….since when have gay rights ever been on the platform at any GOP convention to prove theirs is an all inclusive party?

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