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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Missouri's kissing candidate has Arkansas roots

Posted By on Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 10:50 AM

click to enlarge NATALIE VOWELL
  • NATALIE VOWELL
A friend sends a story from the Riverfront Times in St. Louis about  Natalie Vowell, a Democratic candidate for Missouri legislature,who made a hit by kissing 50 or so people — grownups, not babies — at a recent gay pride event in St. Louis.  Lots of great photos at the link.

Vowell, who hails from Fayetteville and went to the University of Arkansas, is married, a nonprofit executive and progressive in outlook. The ACLU helped her stay on the ballot after a challenge.

Vowell, challenging incumbent Penny Hubbard for a seat in the 78th district, toured Pride this weekend, giving smooches to any lady who'd let her. She got the idea when a woman asked for her number and tried to kiss her.

"I was like, 'Why not?'" Vowell tells Daily RFT. "Most people were pretty welcoming to the idea. They thought it was kind of awesome that there is a person out here campaigning and really showing support."

Vowell says she kissed more than 50 people, including a gay male couple from her hometown in Arkansas, during Pride. The only people who refused a kiss were "couples who would jokingly say things like, 'Nobody kisses her but me,'" Vowell says.

...Vowell says marriage freedom is a cornerstone of her platform, especially because gay couples can now marry in Arkansas, where she was born.


These contentious times could use a little more love and affection, don't you think?



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