Newly revealed photos show a Republican congressional candidate in Minnesota chugging from a beer bong and licking a woman — behavior that the would-be lawmaker described as "no secret" about a past in which "I've let my hair down."
Two 2009 pictures published Friday by Minneapolis' City Pages — which said it got the photos from a Democratic source — depict Stewart Mills, 41, who is expected to run against Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan in 2014, chugging beer through a funnel.
Another photo taken at a 2008 Christmas party shows him licking the lips
of an unidentified woman.
The bong pictures were posted to Facebook by Mills' wife in February 2009, and were deleted sometime after Mills announced his congressional bid earlier this year, City Pages reported.
"It's no secret that in the past I've let my hair down to have fun with family and friends. My wife and I have had many lighthearted moments in our lives, but right now I am focused on my congressional campaign and the disastrous effects of our overreaching government and sky-high unemployment in northeastern Minnesota," Mills said.
City Pages reported that Mills — a vice president of Mills Fleet Farm, a hunting, fishing, and sporting goods chain — is not expected to face any significant opposition in his bid for the GOP nomination; numbers released last month indicated he almost doubled Nolan's fundraising during the third quarter.
Nolan, 69, was again elected to Congress last November after defeating GOP incumbent Rep. Chip Cravaack, 55 to 45 percent. He served three terms in the House in the mid-'70s and early '80s, The Hill reported
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