GOP Candidate Mocks Opposing Staffer With Picture of Fat Woman

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A Republican Congressional candidate in California is in hot water after an email surfaced wherein he appears to mock his opponent's deputy campaign manager with a picture of a fat woman eating a Twinkie.

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Carl DeMaio is running for Congress in California's 52nd District against Democrat Scott Peters. According to an email obtained by San Diego City Beat, a lot of things about Peters irk DeMaio, but he's especially not a big fan of one of Peters's staffers in particular.

The email's subject line is "Kate Lyon" and includes a photo of an overweight woman wearing a bra and eating what looks to be a Twinkie. (The woman in the photo is not Lyon.) Based on the email's metadata, it appears to be authentic.

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Here's the incredibly fresh and funny original email.

Illustration for article titled GOP Candidate Mocks Opposing Staffer With Picture of Fat Woman

Todd Bosnich, of the email's two original recipients, has accused DeMaio of sexually harassing him and then trying to bribe him into shutting up about it. One thing we can say about Carl DeMaio: at least he's consistent.

Image via Getty/SDCity Beat

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emmagolddigger
Emma Golddigger

Do y'all ever feel like there's this extra-special type of hatred for fat women that only a fat man can pull off? I'm not sure if it's my perception or reality but I feel like there's a certain type of fat man who takes his insecurity about his weight out on fat women. Like, "Yeah, I may be fat, but at least I'm not fat with a vagina. That would be gross."

Edit: Actually I just looked up some more pictures of this dude and he's not fat. So my little theory might be right or wrong but it definitely doesn't apply to him!