Hintz says he learned from past mistakes

MADISON, Wis. - Incoming Democratic Minority Leader Gordon Hintz says he's learned from past mistakes and has tried to live his life with "intent and purpose" ever since.

Hintz was elected Tuesday as Assembly Democratic minority leader. He will replace Rep. Peter Barca in the post next month.

Republicans have criticized Hintz because in 2011 he was cited by Appleton police for sexual misconduct at a massage parlor.

Hintz says he made a bad choice but he's never run from it. Hintz says, "While I can't change the mistakes of my past, I can continue to learn from them going forward."

Hintz urged minority Democrats to work together and avoid infighting to be effective against Gov. Scott Walker and majority Republicans. Hintz promises to make the goals clear to Democrats and deliver a clear narrative.

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