GOP mistress choking happened at Pawlenty adviser's house

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Presidential contender Michele Bachmann has already been tied to the Bill Pulkrabek mistress domestic assault scandal, but it now appears that there is a connection to Tim Pawlenty as well.

Pulkrabek was arrested on Memorial Day after a woman told police the married Washington County Commissioner had choked her and dragged her down a flight of stairs by her hair.

That woman wasn't his wife, Lori Pulkrabek , an Oakdale City Council member with whom he shares a home in Oakdale. According to the police, it was Pulkrabek's "girlfriend."

Nor did the alleged assault take place in Pulkrabek's Oakdale home. Rather, the scene of the alleged crime was the bedroom of a Woodbury residence owned by a former top staffer in Tim Pawlenty's administration, Brian LeClair.

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Brian LeClair
LeClair represented the 56th district in the state senate from 2003 to 2006 as a Republican. After that he joined the Pawlenty administration, first as a health care policy adviser, then as Director of Legislative and Cabinet Affairs. In 2010 LeClair ran for a judgeship in the 10th Judicial District, but came in 12th.

City Pages' efforts to contact Pulkrabek and LeClair yesterday were unsuccessful.

A clearer picture of just what Pulkrabek and his girlfriend were doing in LeClair's bedroom -- and why Pulkrabek gave police LeClair's building as his home address -- may have to wait until a legal complaint is filed.

The case was referred to the Ramsey County Attorney's office yesterday. Paul Gustafson of the Ramsey County Attorney's office says the case is being reviewed, and a decision on whether to file charges may come as early as today.

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Joe
Joe

I love that this is getting picked up again because of #PornProm.

 

Patrick
Patrick

He looks like McLovin from the film Superbad

Skeptical Guy
Skeptical Guy

Another law and order republican who thinks he is above the law.  Hypocrite and batterer.

Mn voter
Mn voter

OBAMA has a record. The most Americans on Food Stamps - ever. The exact number is 44,587,328 or 14.4% of the population. Both Records. Talk about choking Americans! Klobuchar high gas prices, 9% unemployment, bad jobs report today, double dip drop in housing prices...I hope that the Dems re-nominate Obama. At this rate Klobuchar will declare herself an Independent.   

BT
BT

Geez, this is like 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon.  I am the farthest thing from a Pawlenty supporter, but this is worse than something out of Jesse Ventura's addled brain.  Can we have some real journalism please?

jww
jww

They're all scum.

Rezonator
Rezonator

I'm no fan of Tim Pawlenty, but I think it is clear that City Pages is finding any way they can to attack and take down his presidential campaign.  Taking a situation like this, and attaching it to someone else in a smear campaign is the lowest form of journalism.

Rimmy
Rimmy

How are you people ignoring that this piece of shit choked his mistress and dragged her by the hair? (allegedly)  Could you imagine a hardcore Republican not hating women?  Me neither.

Guy
Guy

 Nick, please explain how this very, very tenuous "connection" justifies putting Pawlenty's picture side-by-side with the guy who committed the assault.

I think when our forefathers established freedom of the press, they didn't have this type of bullshit in mind.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

I spoke with Brian LeClair last fall when he was running for Judge in the open seat in the 10 judicial district.  Really nice guy, but definitional not one with many friends back in high school.

So What, CP doesn't want to run any stories about Congressman Anthony Weiner?  Cp sure thought Brett Favre was a hoot when he sent pictures of his junk to a female.Oh ya, Weiner is a democrat.Protect the wicked when he's yours right?

cma6
cma6

Nick Pinto has also been "tied" to the campaign manager about as much as Michele Bachman has been tied to the campaign manager. Pinto wrote a story on the subject. Bachmann has about as much connection to the story as Pinto, who is trying awfully hard to smear Bachmann. But it won't get Pinto into the lame stream media.

David Foureyes
David Foureyes

Are you guys sure this didn't happen at 1313 Mockingbird Lane? Cuz that dude looks like Herman Munster...straight up.

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

Just like John Edwards, the poster child of the democrats. Amy Klobuchar - Barack Obama, Weiner and now John Edwards. Indicted for using campaign money to hide his mistress and love child from his sick wife. Klobuchar was big supporter of John Edwards. The CP and Democrats are all hypocrites!

green23
green23

Remember when you said that you were moving out of state? Remember when you said that you held a doctorate? You still change names every day, but your whole wingnut history is right there in your profile.

"Klobuchar high gas prices, 9% unemployment, bad jobs report today, double dip drop in housing prices."

Obviously (to you), Sen. Klobuchar has complete control over all of those things, rather than being one Senator out of 100. Hey, what's your wingnut buddy Cravaack doing about all of those things? He sure is busy creating jobs, isn't he?

Mark Gisleson
Mark Gisleson

You mean like the PiPress did when they ran his announcement on the obit page?

To know Gov. Bridgefail is to want to see him fail. He failed Minnesota and I can't imagine why any loyal American would want to give him a chance to do to the U.S. what he did to us.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Um, I thought the democrats had a monopoly on hating women.  Bachmann, and Palin seam to come to mind.

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

Please investigate and prosecute the appropriate parties but stop linking Klobuchar to the woman haters and Klobuchar to criminal activity.

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

Nick Pinto wrote an article about this dude! Why is his picture not included? Hell, I saw this dude at the state fair with Senator Klobuchar at her booth. Why isn't Amy's picture up on this?

Swee2th
Swee2th

Kirk... come on... trolling is one thing but you need to have the facts at least partially on your side. For one thing, Weiner is old news. For another, I remember seeing Weiner headlines here. Who could resist? His name is Weiner, for Christ's sake.

If you're going to troll on us liberals and go for the low-hanging fruit, make sure it's not already rotted and dead on the ground.

Alec
Alec

Weiner isn't from Minnesota moron.

guest
guest

Yeah, sending out naughty photos and chocking a women are totally the same thing.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Kirk are you sure this isn't somehow Michelle Obama's fault?    Maybe because the food nazis in the Obama administration won't let him eat his french fries?     I just think if you dug deep down to your hate sac you could come up with something a little better than your weak Anthony Weiner crap you came up with.   I mean isn't this a Minnesota website, they don't really cover congressmen from New York.   Not like they had stories about the Republican who was looking for shemales on craig's list right?  

Jay
Jay

Kirk: kettle/black.

Alec
Alec

Democrats don't like lazy, divisive, inquisitive politicians. The laziest, and most ignorant just happen to be Bachmann and Palin.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

what about Larry Craig?  You know the bathroom foot Tapper?Oh that's right, you're one of the new "morons" around here.From one "moron" to another "moron" See the search box up top of the page?Type: "larry craig" in there.Funny how "larry craig" is not from Minnesota either.

So "moron", why did CP write so many articles on him?Perhaps Citypages' writers are just as big of "morons" as you and I.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Um, Bachmann is, and has been proposing, as many bills as Franken and Klobuchar combined in the last two years.  What about all the times she has put herself in the spotlight.  News conferences?  Presidential ambitions?  So where is all the "democrat hate" for them "lazy and inquisitive" democrat politicians?  Protect the wicked, especially when their yours right?

It must be dark with your head stuffed up there....

Swee2th
Swee2th

Also, to answer your question... because it happened in OUR airport, dumbass. And, we libs love skewering Republican bullshit and hypocrisy.

Swee2th
Swee2th

Unemployed conservatives who think they're smart are what keep Rush Limbaugh on the air.

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