After the Democratic Party’s opening convention night….

…there is no way the local DFL could nominate Assistant Fire Chief Simonson to replace Kerry Gauthier in good conscience:

Erik Simonson’s mother, Beatrice Simonson, said she, her husband and their daughter haven’t had contact with their son and brother since he stopped seeing his daughter. She said she and her husband wanted to maintain a relationship with their granddaughter.

“It’s sad. It’s a heartache,” she said. “But there’s nothing you can do.”

Erik Simonson said he has spoken with his brother several times but that he hasn’t spoken with his parents or a sister for about 18 years.

Unless all that messaging about women was just rhetoric.