Virginian senatorial candidate Jill Holtzman Vogel and husband Alex Vogel prove the old adage: politics makes for strange bedfellows.
While Mrs. Vogel’s built a campaign around “traditional” values and homophobia, PageOneQ reports that Mr. Vogel made over $500,000 last year lobbying for gay enabler Viacom.
While his wife runs a campaign with strong anti-gay messaging, Alex Vogel continues to serves as a lobbyist for gay-friendly Viacom, which broadcasts shows condemned by conservatives such as Queer as Folk, The L Word, TransGeneration, and the cartoon Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple In All The World.
Filings at the US Senate’s US Lobby Registration & Reporting Disclosure Page reveal that Vogel’s firm has earned $510,000 in the last 3 years for its work lobbying on behalf of the media giant. Six months after his firm was hired, Viacom officially launched the LOGO network, which so-called “pro-family” groups immediately condemned.
As part of her campaign stumping, Vogel said she would “be a strong voice in advancing pro-life issues and traditional marriage.” Obviously her husband’s work says something else.