Ariz. Candidate Goes Shirtless, Pumps Iron And Vows To Fight ‘Obamanization’ In Ad (VIDEO)

Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Frank Riggs goes shirtless in a campaign ad.
July 16, 2014 7:58 a.m.

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.

Watch below:

Latest Livewire
Comments are now Members-Only

Non-members are still able to read comments, but will no longer be able to participate. To join the conversation, sign up now and get:

30% Off Annual Prime Membership

TPM strives to build as inclusive a community as financially possible. We offer FREE memberships to those experiencing financial hardship and FREE memberships for students.

View all options
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Audience Development Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: