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Democratic candidate for Iowa Governor ensnared in misconduct allegations from women; denies wrongdoing


This news story was published on May 23, 2018.
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Nate Boulton

DES MOINES – A Democratic candidate for Iowa Governor has found himself ensnared in misconduct allegations today after a Des Moines Register article brought claims from three woman, but he denies wrongdoing.

According to the Des Moines Register, a number of woman claim that Democratic Senator Nate Boulton of Des Moines touched them inappropriately. The alleged incident took place separately, and allegedly he touched a woman in a bar or rubbed up against them.

“You may have read a story in the Des Moines Register today, and I want you to hear it from me,” Senator Boulton said Wednesday in a state, “while my role in this conversation today is embarrassing, it is an important to have it and I will continue to advocate for women’s rights.”

Nate Boulton’s official statement regarding the Des Moines Register Article follows:

The Boulton for Iowa campaign made the following statement in response to allegations against Nate Boulton printed by the Des Moines Register.

“I want to clearly and unmistakably apologize to the women who have come forward,” said Boulton. “Regardless of the difference in my memory or the context of the situation, it is not my place to disqualify what these women felt at the time or in hindsight. While this is an embarrassing conversation for me to have today, I think it is important we have it, and I hope young men can learn about gauging conduct in social settings and continue to learn about and engage in the discussion.”

Nate Boulton’s behavior in the social settings referenced in the article, as described by women who were social peers, in no way equates to the disgraceful actions taken by men across the country and in the Iowa Statehouse who have assaulted, harassed, and threatened women with workplace consequences. These are not assertions that he used positions of power, threatened retaliation or reprisal, or that he was in any position to do so. These are situations outside the employment context and were prior to holding public office. Still, this is a lesson to all young men to be respectful and aware of their actions toward women and how those actions may make women feel regardless of the settings or context, and take responsibility for any actions that have offended others.

Boulton faces a June 5 primary against several other candidates to decide who will face Governor Kim Reynolds in the November election.

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17 Responses to Democratic candidate for Iowa Governor ensnared in misconduct allegations from women; denies wrongdoing

  1. Now He Remembers Reply Report comment

    May 25, 2018 at 6:44 am

    Regardless of the difference in my memory or the context of the situation, it is not my place to disqualify what these women felt at the time or in hindsight. ~ Are you kidding me? This guy’s an idiot if he thinks people are going to fall for that line of crap.

    So much for early voting, those are votes that can’t be taken back. Thanks Nate.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 24, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    His Blue Wave petered out . Me to , me three.

    • bodacious Reply Report comment

      May 24, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      I find it amazing that the right thinks this type of behavior is so atrocious in a Democrat (and it is), but, still stand with Trump mostly saying “Oh well!. We won the election. Get over it.”

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 24, 2018 at 10:04 pm

        That’s right lady. Russia To Russia three.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 25, 2018 at 12:19 pm

        Who on the right is saying that Donkey Girl? That’s what you libs said about William Jefferson Clinton. Remember. Where were you and your ilk back then? Remember the NOW folks before the blue dress. It was just he said she said. Then the blue dress was examined. Oops. You are such a phony fraud.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 25, 2018 at 3:03 pm

        What should be more amazing to you is, people don’t care about what you think.

        I was hoping for some make out video to surface like it did to Bill Dix.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 24, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    He come out with an apology statement. Your reporting is short of all the details, he tried to argue it then admitted to it and apologized.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 24, 2018 at 7:02 am

    Typical

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 23, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    If he grabbed their pussy he’s president material.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 24, 2018 at 1:25 pm

      Maybe he’s more of a cigar man. Or a take a picture of him groping them while they’re sleeping.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 24, 2018 at 1:58 pm

      Wasn’t Trump still a democrat when he made that statement? Disturbing trend here.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 24, 2018 at 3:56 pm

        No, but he always has been a sleazy douchebag and a lying sack of shit.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 24, 2018 at 11:15 pm

          You do realize you’re describing William Jefferson Clinton don’t you?

          • Anonymous

            May 24, 2018 at 11:22 pm

            You do realize that you’re a dumbass.
            But then you are a Trumpanzee, so the two go hand in hand.

          • Anonymous

            May 25, 2018 at 2:32 pm

            So says the whiny little bitch.

  6. bodacious Reply Report comment

    May 23, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    I like Boulton but if this is true, he needs to step aside.