J.D. Winteregg, a Republican, ran for U.S. Congress in Ohio’s 8th District against House Speaker John Boehner. The district’s primary was yesterday and, unsurprisingly, Boehner won.
Yet in lieu of endless campaign funds and empty political promises, Winteregg ran a creative and heartfelt grassroots campaign against his opponent. A perfect example of this was his viral “Electile Dysfunction“ ad. Before this ad, the young university professor was barely making local headlines. After the ad, however, he found himself as a topic of discussion on the national level, from radio hosts like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, to TV networks like CNN and Fox News.
In the ad posted on Winteregg’s YouTube channel, the candidate made references to popular erectile dysfunction ads with lines like, “Your electile dysfunction, it could be a question of blood flow. Sometimes when a politician has been in D.C. too long, it goes to his head and he just can’t seem to get the job done.”
Winteregg was sure to piggyback on the candidate’s longevity in the 8th District, “If you have a Boehner lasting more than 23 years, seek immediate medical attention,” the ad says.
Boehner has served in this district since 1991. He has served as speaker since 2011. To the Tea Party movement, he is seen as a political turncoat, as well as an example of what’s wrong with the Republican Party and the two party system.
After the media spotlight, Winteregg, an adjunct professor at a Christian college, received a termination letter.
However, was the cause of his termination due to the ad’s raunchiness, as Cedarville University claims?
Of the millions who viewed the video, who actually knew Winteregg worked for this specific university?
“One thing that was interesting, there was a similar case a few years ago,” Winteregg told Rick Amato on his OANN program. “Justin Coussoule, an employee at Procter & Gamble, ran against Boehner as a Democrat in 2010. He was later fired from his position for having run against the incumbent.”
When Amato asked Winteregg if he thought it was a coincidence, the candidate responded, “They say there’s no such thing as coincidence in politics.”
It wouldn’t take much for a company to buckle after a political power player like Boehner puts in a phone call…
32 year-old Winteregg has said that he will not allow this news to damper his political aspirations.