GOProud has a new friend: Republican House candidate Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher.
Following his interview this morning on CNN, in which he was questioned about previous statements made about LGBT people, Wurzelbacher and Jimmy LaSalvia, executive director of GOProud, released the following joint statement:
"The left and their friends in the main stream media don't want to talk about the issue most Americans in this country today care about -- jobs. Instead, they want a culture war. They want a culture war because they cannot defend this President's record of failure when it comes to creating jobs and growing our economy. They hope to cynically distract Americans to protect President Obama and his liberal allies in Congress in November. The bottom line is that whether you are gay or straight, black or white, male or female, conservative or liberal, what matters most in these tough economic times is leadership in Washington that will work to create jobs for all Americans."
In addition, Wurzelbacher said in the statement, "This is just more games from the liberal media, who want to try to attack me and distract from the issues that matter to most Americans. I showed this morning that I will not back down to the pressure from national liberal spokesmen, and I will not be distracted from my focus of creating jobs in Northern Ohio.
"I am not a career politician and I certainly do not speak like one, but I want everyone to know that I believe in treating every American, gay or straight, with decency and respect," he concluded in the statement.
Wurzelbacher will face Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D) in the fall election for Ohio's 9th congressional district.