Disgustingly sexist GOP lawmaker says Dem congresswoman will lose because she’s “ugly as sin”

A drooling Steve Vaillancourt gives Republican Marilinda Garcia the edge because she's "truly attractive"

Published October 13, 2014 9:17PM (EDT)

 State Rep. Steve Vaillancourt       (Legislators' Lounge)
State Rep. Steve Vaillancourt (Legislators' Lounge)

A GOP lawmaker in New Hampshire has written that Democratic congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster will probably lose re-election next month because she is “ugly as sin.”

The Huffington Post flags a blog post in which state Rep. Steve Vaillancourt writes that Kuster is at a disadvantage to GOP challenger Marilinda Garcia, a Ted Cruz protégé whom Vaillancourt hails as “one of the mot [sic] attractive women on the political scene anywhere, not so attractive as to be intimidating, but truly attractive.”

Vaillancout had particularly crude words for Kuster, who won her seat in New Hampshire’s second congressional district 2012.

“Let's be honest,” Vaillancourt writes.  “Does anyone not believe that Congressman Annie Kuster is as ugly as sin?  And I hope I haven't offended sin.” Vaillancourt goes on to write that “Annie Kuster looks more like a drag queen than most men in drag.”

The legislator concludes that “[i]f looks really matter and if this race is at all close, give a decided edge to Marilinda Garcia.”

The most recent poll in the district, from New England College, found Kuster leading Garcia by 12 points, 50 to 38 percent.

By Luke Brinker

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