Elections

Jon Kyl: David Schweikert's "Goes Both Ways" Ad Is the "Strangest of Allusions to Sexuality"

See also: Ben Quayle "Goes Both Ways," According to David Schweikert

Turns out, we weren't the only ones who were wondering whether Congressman David Schweikert's campaign was trying to claim his primary opponent, Congressman Ben Quayle, is bisexual.

Senator Jon Kyl, who's endorsed Quayle, has a thing or two to say about the Schweikert campaign mailer, which has Quayle's photo on one side, next to the phrase, "He goes both ways..."

On the other side of the mailer, it clarifies, "..on important conservative issues."

"It not only misrepresents Ben Quayle's positions on important issues, it includes what can only be described as the strangest of allusions to sexuality that have no place in a political debate," Kyl says through the Quayle campaign. "Such campaign tactics insult the voters, degrade politics and expose those who stoop to them as unworthy of high office. All Republicans and all Arizonans should join in demanding that Rep. Schweikert apologize and clean up his campaign communications."

The Arizona Republic took a look at it a few days after we posted it here, quoting Schweikert's campaign spokesman who said anyone who thinks there's something sexual in that ad "should get their minds out of the gutter."



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Matthew Hendley
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