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Republicans decline to endorse Rep. Loon

March 8, 2014
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican delegates in Eden Prairie have declined to endorse state Rep. Jenifer Loon, one of four House Republicans who voted in favor of same-sex marriage.

At their convention Saturday, the Eden Prairie delegates decided not to endorse anyone for the 48B District race.

Loon tells Minnesota Public Radio News ( ) she knows her vote played a role in her endorsement, but she doesn't regret it. She says she recognizes same-sex marriage is a sensitive and divisive issue and she intends to run in the primary.

The other three Republicans who voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriages are Reps. David FitzSimmons of Albertville, Pat Garofalo of Farmington and Andrea Kieffer of Woodbury.

FitzSimmons lost his party's endorsement, and Kieffer is not seeking re-election.

Garofalo won party endorsement last month.


Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News,



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