After defeat, gay GOP senator says he'll leave a party that 'went o...

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After losing Tuesday's GOP primary, state Sen. Paul Koering has endorsed a successor: DFL candidate Taylor Stevenson.
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Nota Sheep

Midlothian, TX

#1 Aug 11, 2010
The only party going off cliffs right now is the Dumbocrats, led by Savior Obama, who continues to spend money like a drunken sailor (no offense to any sailors).

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Ta ta

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Aug 11, 2010
Don't let the door hit you in the arse- now that's funny.

Since: Mar 10

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Aug 11, 2010
I notice you guys are always declaring you are not sheeps but push any hot button issue or nonissue and you flock to the right.

You guys aren't sheep. You're politics are too ugly to be that of sheep. You're lemmings. I've never heard one of you deny that you were lemmings.

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Shannon

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Aug 11, 2010
The mention of the tea party being behind this coupled with the incredibly mature and intellectually stimulating comments left thus far on this article make me wonder how in the world this man thought that he could be an openly gay republican and actually receive equal treatment and support from his party and base. Reality hurts, huh Koering? At least you finally saw the light.
Lux et Veritas

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Aug 11, 2010
What's the GOP coming to, anyway, when it doesn't effusively support its erstwhile candidate's right to espouse liberal views and have a gay porn star over for dinner?
P T Bull

Hopkins, MN

#8 Aug 11, 2010
A whiney rino that votes for tax increases--big loss.
P T Bull

Hopkins, MN

#9 Aug 11, 2010
Shannon wrote:
The mention of the tea party being behind this coupled with the incredibly mature and intellectually stimulating comments left thus far on this article make me wonder how in the world this man thought that he could be an openly gay republican and actually receive equal treatment and support from his party and base. Reality hurts, huh Koering? At least you finally saw the light.

Playing the gay card--the greatest treasure of a liberal, victimhood. He's going to have to fight with all the other liberals for a dfl job. Looks like you are whining almost as much as he is.
P T Bull

Hopkins, MN

#11 Aug 11, 2010
edward eubanks wrote:
I notice you guys are always declaring you are not sheeps but push any hot button issue or nonissue and you flock to the right.
You guys aren't sheep. You're politics are too ugly to be that of sheep. You're lemmings. I've never heard one of you deny that you were lemmings.

Looks like you're wearing wool as always. I am always amused at how the liberals think they have some voice--something useful to add when republicans decide who they want to represent them. Liberals actually think its morally wrong for republicans to not have liberal candidates.
Lux et Veritas

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Aug 11, 2010
P T Bull wrote:
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Playing the gay card--the greatest treasure of a liberal, victimhood. He's going to have to fight with all the other liberals for a dfl job. Looks like you are whining almost as much as he is.
He should look at the bright side. He can always move to Maine and fob himself off as a Republican there. Snowe and Dukakis wouldn't find anything to kvetch about.
Mark

Madison, WI

#13 Aug 11, 2010
With friends like Koering, who needs enemies?
juan

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Aug 11, 2010
I think the senator is right the distric needs someone open minded the gay population up there is as thick as the mosquitos. I think the DFL is going to support the obortion clinics too were the Republicans just don't get it...
Frank Stanton

Saratoga Springs, NY

#15 Aug 11, 2010
Nota Sheep wrote:
The only party going off cliffs right now is the Dumbocrats, led by Savior Obama, who continues to spend money like a drunken sailor (no offense to any sailors).
I agree.

Since: Feb 08

Sandstone MN

#16 Aug 11, 2010
It would be nice if the article mention WHERE this individual strayed from the party line vote. If he did indeed vote to increase spending then he deserves to be removed. Rather than facts, the press again simply plays the victim card.
Roddey

Monticello, MN

#17 Aug 11, 2010
Good riddance!
hdog

Sauk Rapids, MN

#19 Aug 11, 2010
Shannon wrote:
The mention of the tea party being behind this coupled with the incredibly mature and intellectually stimulating comments left thus far on this article make me wonder how in the world this man thought that he could be an openly gay republican and actually receive equal treatment and support from his party and base. Reality hurts, huh Koering? At least you finally saw the light.
Yes, he saw the light....that some people have certain standards that are their own damn business and right, and are not willing to compromise them.
Carly

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Aug 11, 2010
Maybe having dinner in public with a porn star when you're running for reelection isn't such a great idea. He voted as a RINO anyway.
slick

Minneapolis, MN

#24 Aug 11, 2010
Move to Minneapolis you will be elected Mayor.
juan

Saint Paul, MN

#27 Aug 11, 2010
I like the how the area has embraced the gay population. I feel more accepted here than in Mexico and can't wait for the rest of my family to move here.
The Loon

Stacy, MN

#30 Aug 11, 2010
What is the world coming to when some people would hold it against you for appearing in public with a porn star?
Margin of Error

United States

#32 Aug 11, 2010
It's my ball, and if I can't pitch, I'm going home!

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