Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Suspends Campaign Amidst Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Only a few hours after asserting that he would not be withdrawing from the gubernatorial race, Democratic candidate, Nate Boulton has announced he is suspending his campaign. On Wednesday, the Des Moines Register reported on sexual misconduct claims from three women who say they were inappropriately touched by the senator. Boulton says, “These last 48 hours have been trying. I again offer an apology to those whom I have harmed in any way, it is my hope there is some positive that can come from this moment as we strive to be the better people we can be in the coming days, weeks, months and even years. I know that will be my task moving on from here.” He thanks his supporters and his campaign staff and adds that though he is exiting the race, he will continue to work at creating a future Iowa everyone can be proud to call home.