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Posted at 9:30 AM ET, 02/22/2011

Wisconsin state representative cited for sexual misconduct

By Emi Kolawole

Wisconsin State Rep. Gordon Hintz (D) was arrested Feb. 10, accused of sexual misconduct -- a violation of a City of Appleton ordinance. The charge comes in connection with a massage parlor investigation.

The 37-year-old lawmaker says he is willing to take responsibility for his actions after the citation came to light, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune.

Hintz e-mailed a statement to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, in which he writes "I am willing to take responsibility for my actions," but going on to say that his "personal situation is distracting from the much more important issue facing the state."

According to Appleton police, the citation was issued in conjunction with an ongoing investigation into Heavenly Touch Massage Parlor.

The news comes as thousands protest the budget proposal by Gov. Scott Walker (R) to eliminate collective bargaining rights for public workers. In an effort to keep the bill from passing, Democratic lawmakers walked out last week, many of them taking up temporary residence in Illinois.

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Then this guy turns to a Republican House member and says that she's "f*ing dead". If this had been a Republican the MSM would have been all over this; but since he's not, they ignore it completely.

Posted by: DrMan | March 1, 2011 9:12 AM | Report abuse

More Dan Quayle "family values"

Posted by: areyousaying | February 22, 2011 7:29 PM | Report abuse

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Hey Democrats,

Harry Reid said if Nevada is serious about attracting businesses to the state, "the time has come for us to outlaw prostitution."

He remark was met with silence in the packed Assembly chambers.

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Posted by: kstobbe1 | February 22, 2011 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Search the Chicago and Minneapolis brothels for the missing Senate Democrats

Posted by: cprferry | February 22, 2011 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Search the Chicago and Minneapolis brothels for the missing Senate Democrats

Posted by: cprferry | February 22, 2011 2:40 PM | Report abuse

These Democrats apparently fled to Chicago ! and now one of them is charged with sexual misconduct ?

Heck given the history of liberals with serial adultery, and leaving women to die in their cars... this guy is likely a future Demcratis Presidential hopeful.

Why am I chuckling ? : ) : )

Posted by: pvilso24 | February 22, 2011 2:14 PM | Report abuse

why does this have to be a 'leak'? This is public information and should be used to define the type of people who are more interested in getting their friends money the State doesn't have than take responsibility for their own behavior. Too bad Demcratic voters in Wisconsin prefer to elect a sexual pervert than put someone in office concerned about the State's future.

Posted by: doug39 | February 22, 2011 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Wonder who leaked that tidbit to the press.

Posted by: UncommonCommoner | February 22, 2011 10:53 AM | Report abuse

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