Ultra-conservative Lake Oswego businessman says he's leaving Oregon for a red state

Kevin Kerwin. (KATU)

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (KATU) - ALake Oswego computer repairman and outright conservative businessman Kevin Kerwin announced he's leaving Oregon for "a red state."

The news was first reported by KATU's news partners at Willamette Week Wednesday.

Kerwin gained national attention when he organized a rally in support of President Donald Trump in Lake Oswego earlier this month.

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He ended up dropping out just before the march and wasn't in attendance.

Kerwin left a sign outside his shop that reads: "Thank you Lake Oswego for 10 years of awesome. I've moved my shop to a Red State, so I can enjoy the next 8 years with my fellow deplorables - Go Trump. We won, get over it."

When asked why he's moving, he told Willamette Week, "Portland has turned into a sewer of liberals." He reiterated that he didn't go out of business.

"I shut down a perfectly good capital business so I can move to a different place where people love each other," he told Willamette Week. "I didn't want to be next to the sewer called Portland after the rally in Lake Oswego. What's wrong with you people?"

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