What happens when a conservative journalist runs for Congress
This is what happens when a conservative journalist runs for Congress.
Quin Hillyer, a longtime writer who most recently was an editor at The American Spectator, is running in the special election to fill the Alabama’s open congressional seat left vacant with the resignation of Republican Rep. Jo Bonner.
When asked to sign a pledge on gay marriage from opponent Dean Young, a businessman and former Republican congressional candidate, Hillyer sent Young’s pledge back with several edits.
Those edits included changes in substance. Hillyer disagrees with Young on whether the state’s Republican Executive Committee should expel the college Republican chairwoman for espousing a pro-gay marriage stance.
But Hillyer also played copy editor, gently dinging Young for his phrase, “The tenants of my church oppose gay marriage.”
As Hillyer bolded in his revision sent to reporters, the correct word there would be “tenets.”