Progressive Iowa gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Nate Boulton (D.) suspended his campaign Thursday after three women accused him of sexual misconduct.
Lawyer Sharon Wegner told the Des Moines Register that Boulton repeatedly grabbed her behind at a bar in 2015, while two other women accused him of inappropriate touching while they were in law school over a decade ago. While he initially attempted to continue his run for governor after the article was published Wednesday, Boulton announced Thursday he was suspending his campaign.
“These the [sic] last 48 hours have been trying. I again offer an apology to those whom I have harmed in any way,” he said in a statement.
“We join together to support the nominee and elect Democrats up and down the ticket,” he also said. “I will do all I can to support that mission and will never stop fighting for progressive causes.”
Today, I am suspending my campaign for governor. I want to thank all my supporters for their hard work this past year. My full statement is below. – NB pic.twitter.com/QsslCGUup6
— Nate Boulton (@NateBoulton) May 24, 2018
Read more at the Washington Free Beacon.