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AP Interview: Ousted tea party leader seeks return


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AP Interview: Ousted tea party leader seeks return

MATT GOURAS,Associated Press Writer

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana tea party association leader ousted over an anti-gay exchange on Facebook says he wants his leadership post back.

The Big Sky Tea Party Association fired Tim Ravndal Sunday after learning of his online comments about same-sex couples made in July. The post spurred an exchange that appeared to joke about the 1998 beating death of a gay college student in Wyoming.

Ravndal denies he was making a connection to Matthew Shepard's killing. Ravndal tells The Associated Press...

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