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  •  I think it's better if we first focus on cleaning (2+ / 0-)
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    bigjacbigjacbigjac, arealmc

    up the KS Dems first before we attack people who party swtich.

    Remember that Dem Stat Rep. Jan Pauls is still in office.

    Pauls has established herself as a vocal opponent of LGBT issues. She authored the state's law banning gay marriage and pushed a constitutional amendment on the subject. Last year, Pauls led a push to keep the state's sodomy ban on the books; one legislator told HuffPost on background that "she single-handily yanked" the sodomy repeal out of a bill. Pauls also has opposed adding sexual orientation to the state's civil rights laws.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

    And can you believe the state party still supported her this last cycle?

    http://www.towleroad.com/...

    "Unfortunately when the Republican party needs to be a big tent party it seems to me we are doing everything we can to become a pup tent party. " — Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R)

    by lordpet8 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 03:28:56 PM PST

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      I hate that effing _unprintable word__ woman Pauls like nobody’s business, but local Dems did try to primary her—the openly-gay candidate who ran against her lost by 8 votes. That said, it’s probably a good thing he didn’t win—he was just brought up on domestic battery charges and for assaulting a police officer.  Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

      Kansan by birth, Californian by choice and Gay by the Grace of God.

      by arealmc on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 04:08:19 PM PST

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