This is one of the most awkward political campaigns in a long time.
A Republican Congressman in Arizona named Paul Gosar is running for re-election. And six of his siblings just did a series of ads telling people NOT to vote for him.
Now, that's a lot of siblings supporting your opponent. But keep in mind, there are 9 kids in the family... so not EVERYONE is against him. Oh, and for the record, his siblings don't live in Arizona... so while they can campaign against him, they can't vote.
And their mom is taking Paul's side. (See below)
You can’t pick your family. We all have crazy aunts and relatives etc and my family is no different. I hope they find peace in their hearts and let go all the hate.— Paul Gosar (@DrPaulGosar) September 22, 2018
To the six angry Democrat Gosars—see you at Mom and Dad’s house! #AZ04 #MAGA2018
Personally, I'd skip Thanksgiving and Christmas in that household. Awkward wouldn't begin to describe it.
But speaking of Mom...
I guess I really am Mom’s favorite! “I share the same philosophy and policies that Paul does,” she said. “He’s done a hell of a job for Arizona, and they love him.” Awww. Thanks #mom #Az04 #MAGA2018 https://t.co/9wV6JssOph— Paul Gosar (@DrPaulGosar) September 22, 2018
Not one of my siblings lives in Arizona and my opponent's policies are out of sync with what Arizona wants and the country needs. I will not be deterred from fighting for our conservative values regardless of these attacks. #az04 #MAGA2018— Paul Gosar (@DrPaulGosar) September 22, 2018
.@DrPaulGosar’s siblings aren’t even living in Arizona, but they want to tell Arizonians how to vote?! 🗳— Politix Fireball™ (@PolitixFireball) September 23, 2018
Talk about out of touch. SHAME on @Brill4Congress. He’s terrible. Hate to break it to you, but Arizona voters aren’t fooled. #az04. #azpol