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A Michigan lawmaker and rising star in the Democratic Party who is running for Congress in one of the nation’s most contested seats discussed drug use and sex in a now-deleted blog where he also published derogatory comments about women and creepy remarks about children in underwear.

State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) is seeking the Democratic nomination in Michigan’s 6th Congressional District and was last week endorsed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee — the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House of Representatives.

An up-and-comer in the party, Hoadley has also been endorsed by vice presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and firebrand “Squad” member Rep. Rashida Tlaib.

But before he was elected to state politics in 2014, the ambitious Democrat ran a LiveJournal blog where he discussed learning about crystal meth, described his sexual partners as “victims” and published a conversation which included a reference to 4-year-old girls wearing thongs.

The blog, named “Rambling Politics,” was deleted last week on the eve of Michigan’s Democratic Primary, but can still be found online.

In a post from May 2005, the state representative discussed going to a gay bar to “learn about crystal meth” and in a post several weeks later described his sexual partners as “victims.”

In a subsequent entry, Hoadley referred to women as “breeders” — a derogatory term used to refer to straight people or people who can have children — and called them “weird/bad dancers.”

The South Dakota-born lawmaker, who was studying at Michigan State University at the time, also described working with Republicans on issues as a “pain.”

In one of the earliest entries from 2004, Hoadley shared a conversation with a friend about being a flower girl at a friend’s wedding and included a reference to a “four year old wearing a thong.”

Hoadley, an openly gay man who describes himself as a progressive Democrat, was first elected to the state House in 2014 and was reelected in 2016 and 2018.

He serves as minority vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee and is also a member of the National LGBTQ Task Force, National Caucus of Environmental Legislators and the American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention.

The DCCC last week added MI-06 to their “Red to Blue” program, meaning it is one of the most competitive congressional races in the country which they hope to steal from Republican Rep. Fred Upton at the November general election.

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In a statement to The Post, his campaign dismissed the entries as “bad college poetry.”

“Because of 150,000 deaths from COVID and a collapsing economy, Congressman Fred Upton’s chances of getting reelected are drowning so quickly that the Republicans have mistaken bad college poetry for a life preserver,” a spokeswoman said.

A supporter of Medicare for All and the Green New Deal, Hoadley is also backed by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee along with Sen. Elizabeth Warren and “Squad” members Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar.

Mondaire Jones and Jamaal Bowman, two progressive candidates who both won their New York Democratic primary races last month, are also backed by the PCCC.

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Jon Feliciano Trolls Josh Allen With Derek Carr Picture Ahead of Matchup

Getty Josh Allen & Jon Feliciano of the Buffalo Bills.

The NFL hasn’t done the Las Vegas Raiders any favors as they’ve given them an absolutely brutal schedule to start the season. The team is coming off two tough games against the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots and they’re now going to host the Buffalo Bills, which might be the best team they’ve played yet.

The thing that’s going to make the BIlls matchup even tougher is the fact that they’re going against one of the hottest quarterbacks in the NFL in Josh Allen. Interestingly enough, Derek Carr and Allen go way back. Former Raiders offensive lineman Jon Feliciano, who used to play with Carr but now protects Allen, posted a picture of the two quarterbacks.

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— Jonathan Feliciano (@MongoFeliciano) September 29, 2020

The best part of this picture is that Allen is still shorter than Carr, which is no longer the case. The reason the two men know each other is that they’re both from Central California. Allen is no longer the short, scrawny guy standing next to Carr. He’s now 6’5, has a cannon for an arm and is becoming one of the harder quarterbacks to take down in the NFL.

Carr Has High Praise for Allen

While Carr and Allen have met, that doesn’t necessarily mean their buddies or anything. The Raiders quarterback gave some insight into their relationship while hitting Allen with some really high praise.

“We don’t text each other all the time or anything like that. I got too many kids running around. But he’s a great person,” Carr said Wednesday. “Everything I know about him, he’s a great person. He’s a heck of a competitor. He’s having a great year, hot start to the season. I’m happy for him, and all those kinds of things. Anytime someone comes from the central valley, there’s a connection no matter what.

“Just from coming from that area, you always keep up with each other, you always root for each other. And so I’ve always rooted for him. Unless he was playing Fresno State or unless he’s playing the Raiders, I always root for the best for him. He’s a heck of a player and I’m really proud of him. To see where he’s come from, he’s worked his tail off to get to where he’s at and he deserves every bit of success.”

Not everybody was sold on Allen being a top-10 pick when he came into the NFL but he’s proving a lot of those people wrong. The Raiders are going to have a tough test on Sunday.

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Can Raiders Slow Allen Down?

The Raiders offense has gotten off to a fast start in 2020 but the same can’t be said for the defense. They’ve struggled against the run and pass. The Bills have been one of the league’s best offenses so Las Vegas is in for a stiff test.

The most important thing the team needs to do is slow down Allen. He’s got a big arm and can also make plays with his feet. The Raiders were able to keep Cam Newton, who plays a similar style, from putting up big numbers but the Patriots running backs feasted on the team. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely the Raiders are going to be the team that is going to slow down Allen. However, the Bills defense hasn’t been great against the run this year. If the Raider offense can get back on track, they’ll have a chance to win.

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