Kent Sorenson

The Iowa Republican last week provided documentation in the form of emails, letter and recorded messages in a series of posts that provided compelling evidence that State Senator Kent Sorenson (R-Indianola) received payment from the Ron Paul campaign which is a violation of Iowa Senate rules. This further soils what I deemed to be inexcusable behavior when he left the Bachmann campaign to endorse Ron Paul just days before the Iowa Caucus.

Even worse in The Iowa Republican documentation was an admission from Sorenson that he stole the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators list and he was willing to use it to secure a paid role within the Paul campaign. Sorenson is still under investigation.

I am disappointed by these this turn of events having been supportive of his initial run for the Iowa House and his run for the Iowa Senate, and because like me he is a homeschooling dad and a Christ-follower. I’m frustrated that he has become a distraction for issues he advocated for. It is a shame that a once promising legislator has rendered himself ineffective in the Iowa Senate. Most of all it saddens me that his Christian witness has been tarnished.

I believe elected officials, especially those who claim to follow Christ, should be held to a high standard in their conduct. In my opinion Sorenson has fallen short and it is time for him to resign.

Photo Credit: Dave Davidson – Prezography.com

4 comments
  1. Is that the same list that Bachman was accused of utilizing for her own purposes? If so, do you suppose an apology is in order for her?

  2. If it was unethical for Paul’s campaign to match Bachmann’s pay, then it was unethical for Bachmann to pay the man.

    The GOP just ran a leftist polytheist (henotheist) for president. Republican “Christians” turned their back on Christ to support an out of the closet (politically liberal) heretic. They have traded their “Christian witness” for short term political “gain.”

  3. NOT to mention he took $35k to pad his wallet and $100k more for a personal PAC. Then he lied about it on FoxNews. The guy is pretty low. But hey, with those creds he could go work for Rove or the RNC

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