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Another Potential “Young Gun” Charged With Harassing a Woman

Another Potential “Young Gun” Charged With Harassing a Woman

The National Republican Congressional Committee has relaunched their “Young Guns” program designed to bring “strong Republican candidates” into new congressional districts.

And, much like 2010, they seem to be attracted to candidates that have histories of antagonistic relationships with women.

South Carolina Congressional Republican contender Thad Viers, who was running in the newly created 7th district, has just dropped out of the race after being charged with first degree harassment for violating requests to not contact an ex-girlfriend, after six months of appearing at her home and work post-breakup.

This would be the second time Viers has been charged with harassment, having been accused of harassing his ex-wife’s boyfriend back in 2006.  Viers pled “no contest” and explained that he was “under the influence of love.”

Viers was named an “on the radar” potential Young Gun, but has now been dropped from the list.

In 2010, many of the touted “Young Guns” candidates had past patterns of misogyny that ranged from denying rape victims emergency contraception to domestic abuse, restraining orders and even sexual assault.

It would appear that at least when it comes to the “Young Guns,” the GOP found place where history keeps repeating itself.

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3:43AM PST on Feb 3, 2012

Thank you for sharing :-(

4:05AM PST on Jan 11, 2012

Thanks for the article.

9:21AM PST on Jan 10, 2012

Sadly, not a big surprize.

4:33PM PST on Jan 9, 2012

uhm.. wow

4:27PM PST on Jan 9, 2012

when does crazy end?

9:42AM PST on Jan 9, 2012

Thanks

6:10AM PST on Jan 9, 2012

I don't object to the Repubs looking stupid or ending up with egg on their collective face. But I do have to wonder why they don't do background checks on candidates and potential candidates. A downcheck could save them a lot of embarrassment.

They might also want to step back and take a long, hard look at their platform and their ideology It might behoove them to figure out why a certain kind of person is so attracted to their belief system, and what they need to change in order to attract someone beside fundamentalist fanatics, misogynists, adulterers, corporate raiders, and money-grubbing corporatists who want to pass laws to benefit themselves.

11:05PM PST on Jan 8, 2012

One example is hardly a story.
And why bother, we already know what a bunch of chauvinistic, massaganistic idiots most of these repug are, and not worthy of the time it took to read the "story".

9:52PM PST on Jan 8, 2012

Will my excuse "I'm under the influence of hate" fly?

7:48PM PST on Jan 8, 2012

Every little bit helps as far as increasing knowledge of facts.

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