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Ben Quayle Wins Congressional Primary In Arizona


Quayle won despite drawing unwanted headlines in recent weeks after admitting he wrote comments on a website that collects pictures of scantily-clad women at nightclubs, and an ad in which he solemnly declared to the camera, "Barack Obama is the worst president in history."

Quayle wasn't the only Republican in the race with an out-there ad. Pamela Gorman won quite a bit of attention for this ad in which she fires a series of different guns.

The AP reports that Quayle raised $1.3 million for his campaign. In addition to his famous father, Quayle enjoyed the support of Donald Rumsfeld and President George H.W. Bush. Quayle will now face Democrat Jon Hulburd in the general election in this strong Republican district.

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