Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is getting some free advertising in Pennsylvania thanks to a new endorsement, but it might not be the kind he’s looking for.
Drivers heading down Route 1 in Pennsylvania can see the billboard: A giant picture of Gingrich with text that reads, “Faithful Republican, Unfaithful Husband. Welcome to the Ashleymadison.com era.”
Ashleymadison.com is an an online dating site for people who are already married. It’s motto: “Life is short. Have an affair.”
“Now that Newt is the leading contender in the race for the GOP nomination, we felt compelled to make a point to illustrate how times have changed when a serial divorcee/adulterer is capturing the hearts of the American people,” site founder Noel Biderman said in a statement on Friday.
“Gingrich proves that marital fidelity has no bearing on someone’s ability to do a job,” Biderman continued. “Rather than judge him, Americans have finally embraced the reality that affairs are commonplace, and perhaps paradoxically, might be an indication of great leadership to come. He is not the first nor last politician who will step outside of their marriage.”
Gingrich has been married three times.