Skip to comments.San Diego Republican Candidate Includes Same-Sex Partner in Campaign Advertisement
Posted on 02/18/2014 5:32:49 PM PST by SeekAndFind
A San Diego council member has become the first openly gay Republican to include his same-sex partner in a campaign advertisement.
Carl DeMaio, who is currently attempting to win the Republican primary, and challenge Democrat Rep. Scott Peters, has featured footage of his partner, Johnathan Hale, and himself at a pride parade in 2012 in a campaign spot that was released on Thursday.
GOP campaign officials and Elizabeth Wilner, who tracks campaign ads for the nonpartisan firm Kantar Media, told The Wall Street Journal that to their knowledge this was the first political advertisement from either party which included a politician's gay partner.
DeMaio, who is running against two other Republicans, has received the support of several high profile House leaders, including Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who have given the campaign $10,000 and $5,000 respectively.
DeMaio said that Hale did not have a problem appearing in the video because he supported his partner's political ambitions.
"You know, I think he's very supportive because he knows that I am very passionate about reforming our nation's finances and getting people back to work and holding government accountable just like I did in San Diego to save the city from bankruptcy," DeMaio told The Wall Street Journal. "In order to do this, I think we need to fix our political party, getting it off the divisive social issues and refocusing their attention on fiscal and economic reforms that are able to unite Americans, rather than divide them."
DeMaio also said he didn't think including Hale was a "big deal."
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Putting the agenda first.
The city of SD is much more liberal than the rest of the county.
How chic. Not!
Sometimes there are reasons for even the most conservative of us to vote D.
Partnership? Like lawyers?
Why should his business partner appear in his advertisements?
My home town...
DeMaio’s perverted/openly gay lifestyle is why Filner won. Conservatives could not bring themselves to vote for an out of the closet pervert.
I keep waiting for that MEGA-QUAKE that’s supposed to sever California from the rest of continent. Tomorrow would be fine with me.
“Sometimes there are reasons for even the most conservative of us to vote D.”
BITE YOUR TONGUE!!
“a pride parade”
Yeah, I can just imagine how proud their parents would have been to have seen the parade. (Unless their parents are red diaper doper baby parents.)
With all the retired Navy vets living in SD, I thought it was supposed to be more conservative than the LA and the Bay area? But I guess if they elected a tool like Filner, they must be like you say they are.
They say Bakersfield is “conservative”, but they gave us Earl Warren.
the county is more conservative. The city not so much.
If they elect him, they deserve what they get.
Can't wait to vote for him again
Does the ad show them in the act?
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