Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

San Diego Republican Candidate Includes Same-Sex Partner in Campaign Advertisement
Christian Post ^ | 02/18/2014 | Morgan Lee

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at christianpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 666; congress; gaymarriage; gop; homosexualagenda; logcabingop; pinkjournalism; samesexmarriage; sandiego

1 posted on 02/18/2014 5:32:49 PM PST by SeekAndFind
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Loser.


2 posted on 02/18/2014 5:35:05 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Putting the agenda first.


3 posted on 02/18/2014 5:35:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

The city of SD is much more liberal than the rest of the county.


4 posted on 02/18/2014 5:35:26 PM PST by morphing libertarian
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

How chic. Not!


5 posted on 02/18/2014 5:37:11 PM PST by Huskrrrr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Sometimes there are reasons for even the most conservative of us to vote D.


6 posted on 02/18/2014 5:37:51 PM PST by faithhopecharity
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Partnership? Like lawyers?

Why should his business partner appear in his advertisements?


7 posted on 02/18/2014 5:38:57 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
"See, see, mean-oldth right-wingers! Gays can be Republicanths too!"
8 posted on 02/18/2014 5:39:01 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

My home town...


9 posted on 02/18/2014 5:44:04 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

DeMaio’s perverted/openly gay lifestyle is why Filner won. Conservatives could not bring themselves to vote for an out of the closet pervert.


10 posted on 02/18/2014 5:46:33 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

I keep waiting for that MEGA-QUAKE that’s supposed to sever California from the rest of continent. Tomorrow would be fine with me.


11 posted on 02/18/2014 5:49:25 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: faithhopecharity

“Sometimes there are reasons for even the most conservative of us to vote D.”

BITE YOUR TONGUE!!


12 posted on 02/18/2014 5:50:39 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Howie66

Ouch!


13 posted on 02/18/2014 5:55:47 PM PST by faithhopecharity
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

“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.)


14 posted on 02/18/2014 5:57:40 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: morphing libertarian

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.


15 posted on 02/18/2014 6:09:14 PM PST by driftless2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: driftless2

They say Bakersfield is “conservative”, but they gave us Earl Warren.


16 posted on 02/18/2014 6:12:01 PM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: driftless2

the county is more conservative. The city not so much.


17 posted on 02/18/2014 6:12:31 PM PST by morphing libertarian
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

If they elect him, they deserve what they get.


18 posted on 02/18/2014 6:22:44 PM PST by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grobdriver
Before he ran for mayor he was a city council member. Everyone knew he was gay; he spoke openly about it. HE didn't hide anything.
HE is competent, well versed in the needs of the people. He is a very good guy. Read his bio and what he has overcome and what he has accomplished.

Can't wait to vote for him again

19 posted on 02/18/2014 6:38:13 PM PST by Kozy (Calling Al Gore)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Does the ad show them in the act?


20 posted on 02/18/2014 6:55:38 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

what’s next - they show us the bedroom where they “do it”?


21 posted on 02/18/2014 7:19:26 PM PST by plain talk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Theodore R.

Bakersfield gave us Buck Owens.


22 posted on 02/18/2014 7:21:34 PM PST by Lisbon1940
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Lisbon1940

Also Marle Haggard and Dwight Yoakam.


23 posted on 02/18/2014 7:26:53 PM PST by Lisbon1940
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Lisbon1940

And Chris Hillman.


24 posted on 02/18/2014 7:29:33 PM PST by Lisbon1940
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: morphing libertarian

“The city of SD is much more liberal than the rest of the county.”

Most cities are.


25 posted on 02/18/2014 7:29:41 PM PST by truth_seeker (Nissan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

>> the first openly gay Republican... who is currently attempting to win the Republican primary, and challenge Democrat Rep. Scott Peters

So this fag is after Peters’ seat, eh?

That’s what fags do, I guess.


26 posted on 02/18/2014 7:54:01 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: faithhopecharity
Ouch!

Given the subject matter at hand, it's pronounced:

Outh!

27 posted on 02/18/2014 7:55:27 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: faithhopecharity

Yes?


28 posted on 02/18/2014 8:20:32 PM PST by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Howie66
I keep waiting for that MEGA-QUAKE that’s supposed to sever California from the rest of continent.

You do realize that this website is based in California, right?
29 posted on 02/18/2014 8:24:42 PM PST by eaglescout1998
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Kozy

Someone who openly identifies themselves as their sex habit and wears rainbow flags is someone who would never get my vote.


30 posted on 02/18/2014 8:25:17 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: truth_seeker

More than one city in the county. Not all liberal


31 posted on 02/18/2014 9:14:52 PM PST by morphing libertarian
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Sick, sick, sick.

And it just figures the GOP leadership is all thrilled and supporting this.


32 posted on 02/18/2014 9:30:17 PM PST by greene66
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ouchthatonehurt

https://www.google.com/search?q=rottweiler+picture&client=firefox-a&hs=QGM&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=fflb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=c0QEU4qcGIqEyAH6kYCwBQ&ved=0CDYQsAQ&biw=1093&bih=486#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=DnvNFvNBIMkR5M%253A%3BMprtck30xnBVbM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fi.telegraph.co.uk%252Fmultimedia%252Farchive%252F01211%252Frottweiler-postman_1211511c.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.telegraph.co.uk%252Fnews%252Fuknews%252Flaw-and-order%252F3918531%252FPostman-almost-has-armed-ripped-off-by-rottweiler-guard-dogs.html%3B460%3B288


33 posted on 02/18/2014 9:44:08 PM PST by faithhopecharity
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: greene66

The ever dependable Cantor and McCarthy duo.

Useless, just freakin useless.


34 posted on 02/19/2014 12:37:45 AM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: AllAmericanGirl44

A republican “IDIOT”


35 posted on 02/19/2014 4:47:49 AM PST by DaveA37
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

You are a bigot.


36 posted on 02/19/2014 10:36:55 AM PST by Kozy (Calling Al Gore)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Kozy

Nope. People whose whole identity is their sex habit are mentally ill.


37 posted on 02/19/2014 10:42:25 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Bigot.


38 posted on 02/19/2014 3:02:41 PM PST by Kozy (Calling Al Gore)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: Kozy

I am not a bigot because I disagree with some perverts swinging their sex habits for the world to see and demanding I respect them. I put them in the same category I put prostitutes and porn stars. They are vile and likely mentally ill.

You have no tolerance for me because I don’t approve of someones lifestyle choices. I have the freedom of thought, you would take that away. You are the bigot.


39 posted on 02/19/2014 4:34:23 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Bigot


40 posted on 02/19/2014 11:05:22 PM PST by Kozy (Calling Al Gore)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson