Gay US House Candidate Matt Heinz Wins AZ Primary

Arizona Public Media reports:

Former legislator Matt Heinz won the Democratic primary election in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District Tuesday and will challenge incumbent Republican Martha McSally. With nearly half the votes counted, Heinz led Victoria Steele, another former legislator, 53 percent to 47 percent.

In comments at a Democratic victory party, Heinz set the agenda for his campaign. “Martha McSally has voted multiple times against funding Planned Parenthood, or has voted multiple times against equal pay for women or voted against protecting LGBT people in the workplace,” Heinz said. “Those are not the values that are consistent with Southern Arizona.”

McSally, who won her seat two years ago by 167 votes after a recount, said she is ready for the challenge this time, because she has something to run on.

Heinz, a physician, is endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, Rep. Jared Polis, and a long list of medical groups.

RELATED: Back in 2012 when he was an Arizona state rep, Heinz was subject of a heated debate here on JMG after homocon Sheriff Paul Babeu, who just won his own US House primary, was revealed as having “slept over” at the home of Heinz and his boyfriend. Heinz later broke ranks with state Democrats and voted to grant Babeu’s office $1.7M for border security. The Village Voice investigated the controversy.

  • Mark

    Just for the record, I would have slept over for $1.7 million as well…. Not much point in being a low-priced whore, and it’s rude not to say ‘thank you’.

    • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

      I agree.

      Signed, Melenoma Trump

      • westford.design

        LOL

      • FAEN

        As my nephew says-that’s a burn lol.

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    • Stephanie Z

      what makes it different if it’s 1.7mil or $1.00? A whore is a whore from door to door no matter the money throw.

      • Joseph Miceli

        I believe the original quote is attributed to Winston Churchill.

        Churchill: Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?
        Socialite: My goodness, Mr. Churchill… Well, I suppose… we would have to discuss terms, of course…
        Churchill: Would you sleep with me for five pounds?
        Socialite: Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!
        Churchill: Madam, we’ve already established that. Now we are haggling about the price.

  • Samantha

    When did Arizona become gay candidate central?

    • another_steve

      It’s the dry heat.

      • Rex

        I’ll assume that lube sales are higher in Arizona too.

        • another_steve

          Yes. Male perspiration has its uses and its charms.

          I think I have a porn film entitled “Dry Heat” downloaded on my computer somewhere. After my morning caffeine kicks in, maybe I’ll look for it.

          • bkmn

            I guess we won’t hear from you for a while then…

          • doninkansas

            10-15 minutes, longer depending on how long it takes to find my, errrr his favorite scenes.

      • bkmn

        Combined with the dry hate.

      • FAEN

        It’s the gin.

  • Rex

    A sleep over, huh?
    Politics do make for strange bedfellows.

    • Mark

      Politics can even get you laid beyond the realm of the local clubs….

      • Todd20036

        I’d rather just buff up my body. More effort, but less soul draining

        • Mark

          I tried to buff up my body. Damned sheepskin wadded up some sensitive hairs….

          • Adam King

            But you could be seen for miles.

  • TuuxKabin

    A lil’ tit for tat with that sleep over?

    • OdieDenCO

      play for pay

      • TuuxKabin

        sex for text.

        • Adam King

          Many years ago I had sex with a guy called “Tex.” He was from California.

          • TuuxKabin

            Funny. Where did this happen? Arizona?

          • Adam King

            Kentucky, where anything vaguely southwestern is close enough for a “Tex.” He could have been from Coconino County for all it mattered.

          • TuuxKabin

            ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ x 100 for reference to Krazy Kat. Tee hee.

  • Christopher

    “Heinz later broke ranks with state Democrats and voted to grant Babeu’s office $1.7M for border security.”

    Coming this fall to TLC “Border Whores”.

    • delk

      Heh… I read that as the group “TLC”

      Don’t go chasing border whores…..

      • Treant

        Please stick to the hookers and the rent boys you’re used to.

        • FAEN

          Until you use your office to threaten to deport your boyfriend.

        • JCF

          LOL!

  • Mark

    I love it that Kiss & Tell is still SOP.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    The results of yesterday’s primaries and the site 538 are starting to scare the fucking shit out of me.

  • Mike C

    Awesome would be nice having new gays in congr..annnnd he’s a scumbag.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      So he was hot for a bald cop. Who hasn’t been there?

      • bambinoitaliano

        Uniform can masked a lot of shortcomings 😛

    • Lumpy Gaga

      I think it’s important to reacharound the aisle.

  • Ross
    • David L. Caster

      Concentrate on the Senate and take the House as a bonus, we need the firewall of the more august body in hand to get SCOTUS under control.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    He doesn’t need votes in Congress to get laid. What’s up with that?

  • Lumpy Gaga

    “Hurry, Heinz!”

    — Paul “Bottom” Babeau

  • Lumpy Gaga

    McSally, who won her seat two years ago by 167 votes after a recount,
    said she is ready for the challenge this time, because she has something
    to run on.

    Gay Smears: the snackfood of Republican campaigns.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    What is the record of Dems in AZ on border issues generally? (I’m not excusing anybody, but I can’t imagine that anybody gets far in that state without being an ass on the issue.)

  • Lumpy Gaga

    I wonder if Babeau made him wear a sombrero and a moustache?

    • doninkansas

      And what did they have the donkey do?

  • Acronym Jim

    I was wondering what Miles from Murphy Brown was doing these days. That gig has got to be a lot less stressful.

  • ChuckinTucson

    As someone who lives in District 2, happy to see this. This was the District that Gabby Giffords represented.

  • Octavio

    A doctor? If I were only forty years younger I could have married a doctor? (sigh)

  • thom

    ot:// before we put much stock in these breitbart/gravis polls…
    . @BreitbartNews/@GravisMarketing poll v reality
    Poll: Ryan 43, Nehlen 32 (Actual: R 85, N 15)
    Poll: McCain 37, Ward 33 (Actual: M 55, W 33)

    • The_Wretched

      I expect some error but that’s laughable.

  • pj

    he sure kept the gay part quiet. as does mcsally

  • Hank

    Paul Babeu, was revealed as having “slept over” at the home of Heinz and his boyfriend.
    Hmmm…. I wonder WHO got to play with Babeu’s hand cuffs, that night???

  • Stephanie Z

    Nice to see such naked bias on display. But, this IS JMG after all. Just another liberal water carrier. Nice he wrote up this piece on a homosexual politician who just-so-happens to have the ‘correct’ political ideology that his homosexual media overlords told him he Must have otherwise they will treat him worse than a bigot for daring to sneak off the liberal thought plantation. JMG thinks he is unique and edgy but what the world see’s is a sad and lonely blogger trying to be relevant and failing miserably since he is only allowed to act and think in one predictable and boring way. Had joe owned a pair of biological balls maybe he would have found his own voice instead of being a gayer version of thegrio.

    • Hank

    • JoeMyGod

      Banned for using an IP cloaking service.

  • greenmanTN

    “He’s kinda cute,” greenman said, shallowly. And honestly I don’t have a problem with border security, not with violence, just turning them back around. Sure borders are imaginary lines, but the US, or ANY country, has the right to control who comes in. It’s Trump’s comments about deporting millions of people who have been here for decades that I hate.

    That doesn’t mean I support a GD wall, just that border control is kind of important.

    We don’t have the funds for such deportations, and the mechanics of achieving it would be horrific. I know some people disagree but to me the only logical step forward is amnesty for those who have been here for a certain amount of time and are not lawbreakers. Get that over and done with, then start with a clean slate; after that enforce the border laws.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    This is going to be a tough one for HRC. Heinz is openly gay and a Democrat. But McSally is one the least crazy Republicans and refused to fill out Cathi Herrod’s survey, which I don’t think any AZ Republican had the balls to do before her. And I know they like to encourage non-crazy Republicans where they can find them. Still, I think if they back McSally, they’ll really alienate a lot of LGBT people more than they already have and won’t necessarily attract any homocons.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Shame really, he seems like a nice enough fellow; but the whole sleepover thing, with Babeu no less, does dampen one’s enthusiasm.

  • Rod Steely

    Joe- I love that you always give us background so when we say “Wait I’ve heard about this one before” you already provide the answer!

  • Blake Mason

    I don’t know the guy, but he looks like he might have the nickname “hoover” for his oral skills.

  • KQCA

    “Thar a-takin’ over ah tell ye!”

  • ian

    Yay! I live in AZ, not in his district but I’m very happy. He seems very decent.

  • andrew

    Hope he wins in November. The more Democrats in the House, the better.

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