Stewart Mills is wealthy, healthy, and parts his hair neatly to one side. He has a solid looking family. And when he talks about why he deserves the 8th District congressional seat, he invokes traditional family values, hard work ethics, and investing in businesses that hire lots of people.
According to Mills' personal Facebook page, however, he's not really about those things so much as blowjobs, partying on his daddy's dime, "hangin' in my new house, while my wife is taking care of the kids an making me dinner while I am on face book," and Nordic horror porn. He also likes to joke about battered women, and having to attend walks for them.
Which makes some wonder where he gets off running for Congress, since a politician's life will have to come with such tedious obligations as showing up for battered women.
"He's this kind of guy who doesn't really had anything else to do, so why not run for office?" says Duluthian Tamara Jones, who helped sitting Congressman Rick Nolan (D) campaign against Mills in 2014 — the first time the Fleet Farm prince ran for office.
"I knew of him, I knew about the hippie hair and that he'd burned his eyebrows off being stupid at the grill. I always had this impression of him as a party boy. I knew he was his frat boy, thinking frat boy stuff, but it was the first time I'd seen it this openly," Jones says.
In response to Mills' Facebook posts — which have since been taken down — Jones and a loose band of North Shore women came together, inaugurated themselves the tongue-in-cheek "Duluth Women for Decency," and demanded a public apology from Mills. Among them were victims of domestic violence and rape.
Mills didn't apologize, obviously, but his campaign manager did issue a muddy politi-speak statement to the Duluth News Tribune:
"It's not surprising the worn-out playbook of personal attacks is being resurrected rather than defending the Obama-Nolan failed economic record — more women leaving the labor force than ever before — which continues to kill jobs and hurt women and working families," says John Eloranta. "Minnesotans in our part of the state deserve real dialog on the serious issues we face like promoting opportunity and job growth, ensuring we keep America safe and forcing Washington to stop spending money it doesn't have."
We asked Mills' campaign to clarify, in normal English, what he's ever done for women. We did not hear back.