Saturday, November 03, 2007

Anti-Gay Candidate’s Husband Profits From Pro-Gay Lobbying

Michael Crawford, Bloggernista: It's this kind of craven political posturing that turns so many people off from politics. How can this Republican candidate justify her husband taking money from a pro-gay company even as she runs a campaign based on anti-gay rhetoric?

From PageOneQ:

The husband of a self-described “pro-traditional marriage” Republican candidate has made more than $500,000 by lobbying for a corporate leader in gay media programming, PageOneQ has learned.

Jill Holtzman Vogel, a candidate for State Senate in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, launched an advertising campaign Thursday touting her position as a “strong voice for pro-family” legislation.

Holtzman Vogel’s husband, Alex, is a high-profile D.C. lobbyist and a key advisor to his wife’s campaign.

While his wife runs a campaign with strong anti-gay messaging, Alex Vogel continues to serves as a lobbyist for gay-friendly Viacom, which broadcasts shows condemned by conservatives such as Queer as Folk, The L Word, TransGeneration, and the cartoon Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple In All The World.

LSB: By the way, Republican Jill Holtzman Vogel is one of the lawyers was a counsel to the Bush-Cheney campaign during the Florida recount of 2000, as chief counsel to the Republican National Committee. So what's the address to mail a contribution to her opponent?

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