“It was a story when I was young, two teenagers, girl gets pregnant, you’ve heard those stories before,” he said in the Facebook Live video. “She was a little younger than me, so it’s like Romeo and Juliet story. A lot of pressure, pressure to abort a baby. I’m going to tell you, I wasn’t going to do it.”
Bouchard said in the Facebook Live video that he’s since “almost become” estranged from his son but added, “I still love him.”
Bouchard did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment Saturday.
He told the Star-Tribune after the live stream that they got divorced three years after they married and said his former wife killed herself when she was 20.
He said this disclosure won’t stop him from running for office.
“Bring it on,” he said in the Facebook Live video. “I’m going to stay in this race, we’re going to continue to raise money, because my record stands on its own.”
But Cheney still has significant support, and some Wyoming Republican political operatives who are not aligned with any candidate don’t view Bouchard or Gray to be strong candidates.