Pastor runs for Congress, gets endorsement from strip club

Written By Chad Merda Posted: 07/29/2014, 08:34am

A Democratic pastor for Congress from Arizona admits he has some vices, such as cigars and booze, but this isn’t one of them.

Even so, Rev. Jarrett Maupin isn’t going to turn down any support, even if it comes from a Phoenix strip club called The Great Alaskan Bush Company, in the form of a “Jarrett Maupin for Congress ‘The Rev.’ ” message on its sign.

“The Lord works in mysterious ways,” Maupin told the Arizona Republic.

While Maupin says he hasn’t “spent a penny” at the club, but he does support single moms, all-day kindergarten, college students and raising the minimum wage.

And those are the reasons Maupin said he heard the owner is backing his campaign.

Maupin, who is running in the 7th District, can’t vote for himself in the primary, because he was convicted of a felony in 2009 for lying to the FB in a case concerning then-Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon. But he doesn’t see the felony as an obstacle.

“You’d be hard-pressed to find a family in the district that doesn’t have several felonies,” he said.

Via The Arizona Republic

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