Republicans decline to endorse Rep. Loon
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 ( http://bit.ly/1fcLTQB ) 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, http://www.mprnews.org