Meet Doug Wardlow, the throwback homophobic candidate on Minnesota's 2018 ballot

A City Pages article by Hannah Jones highlight’s Doug Wardlow’s work for the Alliance Defending Freedom, an anti-LGTBQ “hate group” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Here’s an excerpt:

The former one-term Republican legislator representing the Eagan area started working for the Alliance Defending Freedom in 2014; on LinkedIn, he still lists the Alliance as his employer to this day.

And to this day, it remains, by the definition of the Southern Poverty Law Center, an anti-LGBT hate group, supporting “the recriminalization of homosexuality of the U.S. and criminalization abroad,” defending “state-sanctioned sterilization of trans people abroad” and “claim[ing] that a ‘homosexual agenda’ will destroy Christianity and society.”

Wardlow didn’t respond to City Pages' interview requests, but he’s far from apologetic for his involvement with Alliance. In an interview on the radio show Justice and Drew, he described his meeting with the Star Tribune and the editorial staff’s questions about his past.

Wardlow claims the Star Tribune wanted to believe what he said "about rebuilding the criminal law division and enforcing the law" as attorney general, but asked how could  they trust him, given his work for the Alliance?