Log Cabin Republicans -Wisconsin, which advocates for gays and lesbians within the Republican Party, issued a very strong anti-Tom Reynolds statement in its new election endorsement newsletter. Reynolds (R-West Allis) is seeking re-election to his 5th District State Senate seat. He is opposed by Wauwatosa Ald. Jim Sullivan, a Democrat.
Here's what LCR had to say:
LCR-WI is issuing a very strong NO ENDORSEMENT of Senator Tom Reynolds, who represents all of Wauwatosa, all of West Allis, parts of Milwaukee north and south of Wauwatosa, West Milwaukee, and part of Brookfield and Elm Grove. While we agree with his efforts to rein in taxes and spending, he continues to be extremist in his views on lesbian/gay issues. He attended a conference on homosexuality organized by anti-gay groups in which a speaker called for lesbians and gays to be shot. In the past, he has spread disgusting and malicious misinformation about lesbians and gays in conversations with his campaign workers, such as claiming that the average gay man has over 300 sexual partners in a year, and that most gay men enjoy eating feces.
The newsletter said it could not endorse a Democrat for office, then concluded with this: "We urge members who live in this district not to cast a vote for Senator Reynolds."