Republican Who Opposed Minnesota Marriage Amendment Loses 2-1 in GOP Primary


Good news out of Minnesota, which had its primary yesterday. State Rep. Steve Smith, the longest serving Republican in the Minnesota House, saw his career end as challenger Cindy Pugh overcame him by more than a 2-1.

Smith voted against the Minnesota Marriage Amendment, and went down in defeat to his pro-marriage challenger 29%-70%.

Here's what Pugh told a reporter when asked some time ago what differentiated her from her opponent:

"I would have voted to place the marriage amendment on the ballot because marriage is between one man and one woman and to retain the right of Minnesotans to vote on such an important matter."

Looks like the Republican voters in Minnesota House district 33B agreed with Pugh (who was also endorsed by the Minnesota Family Council). Congrats to her!