Here's One Way to Announce Candidacy

...With a casual mention of how your opponents supports "gay sex."


Bruce Barilla is challenging Congressman Nick Rahall of West Virginia, in a Democratic primary for the seat Rahall has held for 17 terms. In a video announcing his candidacy, Barilla warns of the coal industry's ruin at the hands of Democratic cap-and-trade energy policies (which Rahall voted against) and the mandate to buy health insurance. And then he mentions how Rahall supports "gay sex."



The basis for this assertion is that Rahall voted for hate crimes legislation, authored by John Conyers, the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which provides for prosecution and sentencing of hate crimes based on sexual orientation. But it's the casual manner in which Barilla drops the "gay sex" complaint, among the more common attacks on the policies supported by Democratic leadership in Congress, that makes this video so...casually anti-gay-sex.


See Barilla's campaign website here.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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