The Blog

Young Preacher Endorses Quayle

12:01 PM, Aug 26, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Widget tooltip
Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts

Republican congressman Ben Quayle of Arizona may have received the most critical endorsement of his primary against fellow congressman David Schweikert. Black civil rights activist Reverend Jarrett Maupin of Phoenix has endorsed Quayle over Schweikert, the Phoenix New Times reports, with some rather colorful language:

For the second straight election, African-American civil-rights activist Reverend Jarrett Maupin has endorsed Republican Congressman Ben Quayle.

Yes, politics aside, the Phoenix Democrat wants Quayle to stay in office -- mostly because he's a cool, young guy.

"He's my nigga," Maupin tells New Times.

Maupin's definitely not pleased with the kind of campaign Congressman David Schweikert -- Quayle's primary opponent -- is running, and after Schweikert recently made a big deal over Quayle going swimming in Israel, Maupin's speaking out in support of Quayle.

"To be degraded by your opponent because you're cool -- that should never be an issue," Maupin says.

Quayle has also received the endorsements of both Arizona senators, John McCain and Jon Kyl. The primary is Tuesday, August 28.

Recent Blog Posts

The Weekly Standard Archives

Browse 18 Years of the Weekly Standard

Old covers