Editor's note: The article was updated 4:15 p.m. Oct. 17 to reflect information added from a story by WCCO.
Former Republican spokesperson Michael Brodkorb “claims Republicans put the marriage amendment on the ballot to get conservatives to the polls in November,” according to a report onMinnesota Public Radio.
Brodkorb was reportedly fired last year after a relationship with .
Senator Warren Limmer (R-Maple Grove) responded to the claim, according to various media reports.
"Being the chief author of the amendment, I was a central figure to every discussion in our caucus and I don't remember any discussion regarding a motive to turn out people to the polls," Limmer said, as reported by Minnesota Public Radio.
In a WCCO story, it was reported that Limmer:
acknowledged GOP Senators did discuss some get-out-the-vote efforts "among many other amendment-related items."
Supporters of the bill deny the claim by Brodkrob, reports the Pioneer Press.
The constitutional amendment on the November ballot, if passed, would permit marriage only between a man and a woman.