Republican Paul Gosar's own siblings star in Democrat campaign ad

Republican Paul Gosar's own siblings star in Democrat campaign ad

"Paul Gosar the congressman isn't doing anything to support rural America", says Grace, touted as simply a rural physician, as the ad opens. "Paul's absolutely not working for his district", says a lawyer whose name is shown as "David". The idea of a sibling appearing in a political ad for a family member isn't unusual until you realize that six of Gosar's siblings are imploring the electorate to not vote for their brother.

To give their endorsement more impact, the ad doesn't name the six speakers until the end.

Gosar is a fourth-term congressman for a sprawling district in northeastern and central Arizona.

In another ad, Joan Gosar says she is saddened but feels obliged to speak out.

The siblings ad, released Friday, already has nearly 400,000 views.

"He's not listening to you, and he doesn't have your interests at heart", pipes in a private investigator named "Tim".

The other siblings then identify themselves, as do Joan and Gaston, and endorse Brill.

"If he actually cared about people in rural Arizona, I bet he'd be fighting for Social Security, for better access to health care".

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"I think my brother has traded a lot of the values we had at our kitchen table", sister Joan said. "This is not who we are".

"I couldn't be quiet any longer, nor should any of us be", Grace Gosar said.

Following the death of counterprotester Heather Heyer during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Gosar pushed the conspiracy theory that the riots were "created by the left" and billionaire George Soros in an interview with VICE News.

The Phoenix New Times reports Paul Gosar is the oldest of 10; three siblings don't appear in the series of ads, released by Brill Thursday. He also said Soros, a Democratic fundraiser, collaborated with Nazis during World War II, a claim pushed by far-right pundit Alex Jones and InfoWars.

The Phoenix New Times reported that the ad and others were unveiled at a fundraiser in Phoenix on Thursday night - and that in another spot, which is not public yet, Grace Goser says that "it would be hard to see my brother as anything but a racist".

A doctor and a businessman before he chose to run for office, Brill has campaigned on a public health option like Medicare available to all and a platform of lowering the national debt, according to the Arizona Republic.

But in the deeply red state, pollsters predict Mr Gosar is still likely to retain his seat - the Congressman won his seat with more than 70 per cent of the vote in 2016.

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