October 21st, 2010
10:00 PM ET
12 years ago

Gay conservatives target gay congressman

(CNN) - A political group of gay conservatives will begin airing ads against a handful of Democratic candidates on Monday, including a spot against openly gay Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts.

In a statement, GOProud declares that this is "the first time ever a national gay organization is airing a television advertising campaign going after Democrats."

"Barney Frank is an absolute embarrassment," said Christopher R. Barron, Chairman of GOProud's Board of Directors. "He represents the worst kind of Washington politician."

In addition to Frank, the $50k purchase of airtime by GOProud will pay for ads against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), two progressives who pride themselves as champions of gay rights.

The group will also run commercials in support of Rep. Charles Djou (R-Hawaii), a freshman who was one of five House Republicans who voted to repeal "don't ask, don't tell."

All of the ads will air on the Lifetime and Bravo channels, whose demographics have a large share of women and members of the LGTB (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community.

Citing "out of control debt, runaway spending, and the loss of millions of jobs," GOProud Executive Director Jimmy LaSavia says the advertising campaign "will show the American people what the real Democrats of Washington, D.C. are all about and make it clear, that under Democrats, reality bites."

Filed under: 2010 • Ads • Barney Frank • Don't Ask Don't Tell
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  1. Fed Up

    I wonder if they will be put on the watch list, like anyone in the military.

    October 22, 2010 07:38 am at 7:38 am |
  2. vs

    That's right. Being gay doesn't mean that you aren't subject to the 3 pillars of Republican ideology, greed, bigotry, and ignorance. .

    October 22, 2010 07:49 am at 7:49 am |
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