Wednesday, August 22, 2012 By Aaron Brown
I don't know at this time how he plans to address the incident itself or the fact that his House DFL caucus has called for the end of his campaign. Two DFL candidates, Duluth assistant fire chief Erik Simonson and Duluth city councilor Jay Fosle, have already announced write-in campaigns. Republican Travis Silvers was already on the ballot and surely must have the attention of his party's House caucus at this point.
This is political malpractice of the highest order. Gauthier has done everything wrong from the incident itself until the present. He will not be re-elected under any circumstances, but his presence on the ballot will cause persistent problems for the DFL and opposition to the marriage amendment.
UPDATE: The Duluth News Tribune apparently has knowledge of the NNC report and shares some of the details here. Two prominent labor leaders in Duluth are vowing to continue supporting Gauthier.