Scandal

Minn. Dem State Rep Drops Out Over Oral Sex with Teen Boy at Rest Stop

Having previously said he'd stay in the race, the 56-year-old incumbent said he had a change of heart. He also confirmed he had made a suicide attempt last week

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A Minnesota Democrat who had sex with a 17-year-old boy at an I-35 rest stop says he is dropping his re-election bid, just hours after he said he would stay in the race, according to news reports.

"I changed my mind," 56-year-old state Rep. Kerry Gauthier told the Associated Press. "Too much. It's just too much."