GOP House candidate, Arizona’s Third District
When Pamela Gorman joined the crowded GOP primary to replace retiring long-term Congressman John Shadegg, she quickly found a way to stand out. “Meet Pamela Gorman, candidate for Congress in Arizona 3,” the narrator of this ad intones. “Conservative Christian and a pretty fair shot.” Then follows footage of Gorman, smiling in an olive-green baseball cap, firing four different weapons, including a Thompson submachine gun. “I approved this message,” she concludes, before signing off with another volley of bullets. Gorman came in fifth in the primary, behind Ben Quayle, son of former vice president Dan Quayle.