Rep. Kerry Gauthier says he's running for reelection despite rest-stop sex scandal

gauthier new rect.jpg
Gauthier won't let the rest stop scandal stop his reelection campaign.

SEE ALSO:
-- DFL Minority Leader Paul Thissen calls for embattled Rep. Kerry Gauthier to step down
-- Kerry Gauthier sex scandal: Are these his oral sex-seeking Craigslist posts?
-- Rep. Gauthier, 56, claims rest-stop oral sex with Craigslist boy, 17, was consensual


Rep. Kerry Gauthier, D-Duluth, will not honor the wishes of his political colleagues.

In the wake of getting busted having oral sex at a rest-stop with a 17-year-old boy he met on Craigslist, both MNGOP and DFL leaders have called for Gauthier to end his effort to win reelection this November. But during an interview with the Northland's NewsCenter, the embattled first-term legislator said he will let the voters decide his political future.

Gauthier cannot be removed from the ballot at this point, so the DFL is left to hope the party can unify around a write-in candidate. A public pronouncement by Gauthier that he's not interested in reelection may have facilitated that process, though we'll be surprised if Gauthier has many supporters left after his embarrassing rest-stop rendezvous.

District 7B is reliably Democratic -- an MNGOP source told the City Pages that victory this November would likely result in a two-years-and-out stint for Republican Travis Silvers.

The full NewsCenter interview hasn't seen the light of the internet yet, but we'll let you know exactly what Gauthier said when we do.


Advertisement

My Voice Nation Help
14 comments
John Charles Wilson
John Charles Wilson

Legal age for sex in Minnesota is 16. The person he did it with is 17. Nothing illegal there.

Ly-Zhou Sherry
Ly-Zhou Sherry

I think the issue was that he was getting out on with a MINOR. Straight or gay it's illegal to get your jollies on with kids.

Tony Miller
Tony Miller

so what, he's gay!!! He is obviously ashamed to admit it, because if you not a flaming homo shaking your ass in short shorts at some parade but instead having sex at notorious gay sex stops, then something must be wrong with you. Why is it all of a sudden not OK for this guy to be gay. Fucking hypocrites!!!

Marcos Maiero
Marcos Maiero

Hoping he finally legalizes sex in rest stops.

CheyCab
CheyCab

@citypages Of course he is. Why wouldn't he?! ;)

webcelt
webcelt

If you're going to damage your reputation, why not burn your bridges too?

Wade Shores
Wade Shores

Hopefully there would be a better option....

Wade Shores
Wade Shores

Hopefully there would be a better option....

Charles D. Rhoden III
Charles D. Rhoden III

If he has any sense, he would save the time and energy and drop out but let him be a contender until the voters help show him the futility of his actions.

Now Trending

Minnesota Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...