Port, one of the women who came forward with allegations of sexual harassment against then-state Sen. Dan Schoen, recently suspended her campaign for the Legislature, and she is struggling to keep her business alive.
The contests to replace state Sen. Dan Schoen and Rep. Tony Cornish will be quick and expensive — and offer an important window into voter sentiments less than a year ahead of the state’s next major election.
Schoen, a first-term senator from St. Paul Park who previously served two terms in the House, is leaving office because the allegations against him made it impossible for him to be “effective,” his attorney said Wednesday.
The breadth and speed with which the story has spread means that many questions remain unanswered, including: How many more allegations are out there? And did those in power know what was going on?
Attorney Paul Rogosheske scheduled a news conference to announce Schoen’s resignation on Wednesday afternoon. In a statement, Cornish said he plans to step down December 1.
Schoen, a first-term senator from St. Paul Park who previously served in the House, said in a statement the allegations are “either completely false or have been taken far out of context.”
They’ve done the heavy lifting on transportation, medical marijuana, heroin overdoses, getting guns from abusers, and cutting the wage gap.
A Minnesota bill to prevent domestic abusers from possessing guns, and confiscate them if necessary, is drawing wide — and unusual — support.