House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) primary challenger has lost his job as an adjunct professor at a small Christian university in Cedarville, Ohio over an ad in which the challenger, J.D. Winteregg, said Boehner suffers from “electile dysfunction.”
Winteregg had been an adjunct professor at Cedarville University in Ohio over the past three years. He finished teaching his last class and, according to the university, is not scheduled to teach any future classes.
“Cedarville University does not engage in partisan politics and holds a high regard for displaying Christian values in the community,” the statement from Cedarville University said. “When faculty or staff members participate in political conversations, interviews, advertisements, or endorsements, they are doing so as individual citizens. Mr. Winteregg in his recent political campaign video did not represent the views or values of Cedarville University.”
The statement from Cedarville follows Winteregg’s campaign releasing an ad modeled after commercials for Cialis. But instead of erectile dysfunction the campaign said Boehner had “electile dysfunction.”
“Sometimes when a politician has been in D.C. too long, it goes to his head and he just can’t seem to get the job done,” the narrator in the ad said.
In an interview with The Washington Post on Monday Winteregg said that the ad was what caused Cedarville to end its ties with him.
“They said because of the ad that my relationship with them will be done. It’s over,” Winteregg said on Monday. “The ad obviously touched a nerve.”
Boehner is likely to win re-election. Winteregg, however, has gotten support from the Tea Party Leadership Fund, which has dropped $320,000 in attacks aimed at Boehner.
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