Kansas teen candidate deemed 'unfit' for office by his own party

Aaron Coleman
Posted at 5:18 AM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 12:27:19-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas teen who resigned, then re-entered the race for a state House seat is now being disavowed by his own party.

The Kansas Democratic Party declared 19-year-old Aaron Coleman "unfit" for office because of "alarming behavior" that includes admitting to circulating revenge porn.

Coleman said his online fundraising account has been disabled.

State party Chairwoman Vicki Hiatt said she is working with Kansas House Democratic Leader Tom Sawyer to find an alternative to Coleman.

Coleman defeated seven-term state Rep. Stan Frownfelter in the Aug. 4 primary by 14 votes. Frownfelter has launched a write-in campaign. Sawyer said Democratic leaders are supporting it.


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