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Democratic Nominee Aaron Coleman Drops Out Of Kansas State House Race After Revenge Porn Allegations

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Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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Democratic Kansas State House candidate Aaron Coleman dropped out of his race Sunday after admitting to sending revenge porn as well as bullying girls online.

“After talking with my family and my supporters, I’ve made the decision to withdraw as the Democratic nominee for HD 37 so I can focus on caring for my family,” Coleman, 19, said on Twitter. “Now our party can pick a new nominee. I regret my past actions and hope to continually learn from them as I grow into the person I hope to be & My dad is in the hospital and I never expected this kind of attention.”

“It’s too much. I need to focus on taking care of my family & surviving the COVID great depression,” Coleman continued.

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Coleman won the Democratic primary against seven-year incumbent Democratic state Rep. Stan Frownfelter by 14 votes, according to The Hill. Coleman faced allegations from women who said he bullied them with blackmail and sent revenge porn. He admitted to the accusations. Coleman also faced criticism for saying he would laugh when Republican lawmakers die of coronavirus. (RELATED: Democratic Mayoral Candidate Sabrina Belcher Faked Her Own Kidnapping To Win Votes, Police Say)

Coleman will now reportedly have to file a petition with Kansas’ secretary of state before Sept. 1, providing reasons for the withdrawal, then the party can select a new candidate.