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Martin M Looney

Tea Partier Or Constitutional Conservative? Republican Lt. Gov. Candidate Owns Party's Right Flank

Tea Partier Or Constitutional Conservative? Republican Lt. Gov. Candidate Owns Party's Right Flank

He once championed a bill to stop the state from requiring the addition of fluoride to the public drinking water supply — unconvinced of the efficacy of the decadeslong practice.

He would eliminate the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, open up juvenile court proceedings to the public and establish a state holiday for Ronald Reagan’s Feb. 6 birthday.

And when all public and private universities in the state were required to adhere to a “yes means yes” sexual consent law in 2016, he cast the lone vote against the measure in the state Senate and said it was a government overreach into the bedroom.

Now, this dogmatic conservative could be one heartbeat away...

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