One way to stand out in the Arizona gubernatorial primary’s crowded field of Republican candidates is to appear shirtless in a campaign ad.
Frank Riggs, an Army veteran and former U.S. congressman from California, opens an ad released Tuesday with shots of himself pumping iron while wearing an Army baseball hat.
“Arizona needs a strong governor,” Riggs says in the ad. He then promises to secure the state’s border and fight the “Obamanization of America” by repealing Common Core and blocking Medicaid expansion.
“Sure it’s a tough job, and I’m just the guy to do it,” Riggs concludes over a shot of him doing shirtless pull-ups.
Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at email@example.com.