An Arizona Republican running for the state’s fourth congressional district seat has released a new ad in which he shows his distaste for the health care law by obliterating it with a shotgun.
“Government run healthcare? We don’t want it, we don’t need it, we can’t afford it,” the candidate, Ron Gould, says in the ad. “This is what I’d do to that law.”
Gould then launches a copy of the law into the air like a skeet shooting target, takes aim and blasts it to pieces.
“Because Washington needs a straight shooter,” Gould says as the ad closes.
Gould is one of two Republicans vying for the chance to run in the general election for the newly redrawn 4th congressional district seat. The GOP race originally included Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu—the high-profile border security advocate of “complete the danged fence” fame—though he dropped out earlier this year amid accusations that he’d threatened his Mexican ex-boyfriend with deportation if he ever revealed their relationship.
Correction: A previous version of this article indicated that Gould could run against Democratic incumbent Ed Pastor in the 4th district. Due to redistricting, Pastor, who currently represents the 4th district, will be vying for the 7th district seat in November.
Jon Terbush is a Boston-based writer whose work has appeared in Talking Points Memo, Business Insider, the New Haven Register, and elsewhere. He tweets about politics, cats, and baseball via @jonterbush.
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