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Dan Quayle’s son to officially launch congressional bid

The son of former Vice President Dan Quayle plans to announce his candidacy March 31 for the U.S. House seat that’s now held by retiring Republican Rep. John Shadegg.

Ben Quayle, a 33-year-old lawyer and managing director of a Scottsdale investment firm, will officially enter a crowded primary field of at least five other Republicans interested in the seat.

His platform includes reducing federal spending, improving border security and fighting attempts to raise taxes.

The district that Quayle will run in is Republican-leaning and covers parts of Phoenix and Scottsdale and some rural areas to the north.

The only Democrat in the race is Phoenix lawyer and businessman Jon Hulburd.

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3 comments

  1. Did anyone see this guy on Neil Cavuto today? First of all, it’s disappointing to me as a voter of Arizona’s CD3 that father Dan Quayle has to explain candidate Ben Quayle’s position and running platform. I cannot help but find it strange that although I have never heard of Ben Quayle before, he is suddenly running for Congress. Ben says he “cannot sit back and watch” this country be taken into the wrong direction, yet why has he been sitting back all these years just watching (or not even caring), as indicated by his non-existent voting record in state primary or general elections?

    How can we trust this guy? No experience, no history, no voting record. This is not the time to be taking a chance on someone. And what, because he is a rich kid, he thinks he is destined for Congress? He has never even voted in an Arizona election people, this is ridiculous and an insult to the voters of CD3.

    We need to replace Shadegg with someone equally deserving and conservative, someone who has a proven track record of fighting for lowering taxes, limited government, personal rights and freedoms (including 2nd Amendment rights), privatization, and government reform. CD3 candidate, and former State Senator Pamela Gorman is the right person for the job. She is a strong leader and is the true conservative running in the race. Gorman will oppose tax increases in Washington in the same relentless fashion that she has done so in the Arizona Legislature over the past six years. We need someone who is qualified for the job, and Pamela Gorman is just that person!

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