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Little Falls state senator dined with gay adult film star

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A two-term Minnesota state senator facing a Republican primary challenger has confirmed reports that he had dinner with a gay adult film star.

Sen. Paul Koering confirmed the meeting to the Brainerd Dispatch after several websites reported on it.

The newspaper says Koering had dinner with Brandon Wilde at a Brainerd restaurant on Sunday. Wilde is described as a gay porn star in his Twitter profile and posted messages about the date on Twitter.

Wilde did not immediately respond to a message sent through his Facebook account.

Koering represents a conservative north-central Minnesota district that includes the cities of Brainerd and Little Falls. He revealed that he is gay in 2005.

Republicans in Koering's district are backing insurance agent Paul Gazelka in the Aug. 10 primary.