Feb 5, 2014
Equality NC Responds to Anti-LGBT Ellmers' Statement on Aiken
Raleigh, North Carolina – Equality NC joined other LGBT advocates in reacting swiftly today to a statement from U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers’ campaign team, which used coded anti-LGBT language to attack Clay Aiken, who announced his candidacy for Congress this morning.
In a statement, Ellmers spokesperson Jessica Wood used traditional code words and phrases to attack Aiken, contrasting Aiken’s supposed “San Francisco” values with Ellmers’ support of families.
Wood called Aiken a “performer whose political views more closely resemble those of San Francisco than Sanford.”
Wood added, “Renee best represents the values of the voters in the 2nd District and remains focused on fighting for their families.”
Chris Sgro, executive director of Equality NC told Qnotes' Matt Comer that Ellmers’ spokesperson was “out of touch” with North Carolina.