A prominent supporter of Republican gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne once accused supporters of traditional marriage of “using the government to tear apart loving families” in an Op-Ed published in the Concord Monitor. Lamontagne has long championed traditional marriage and recently appeared at a State House rally in support of restoring traditional marriage in the Granite State.
Marzullo also said he was “offended” by people, presumably those like Lamontagne, who “speak against the families of those with gay children.” Nevertheless, Marzullo is now an unpaid “field volunteer” with the Lamontagne for Governor campaign.
The Lamontagne campaign had no comment on Marzullo’s past remarks.
It was an odd, blanket attack, especially because Lamontagne, like most conservatives, has never been heard uttering attacks on such families. Instead, Lamontagne often speaks of defending traditional marriage as an institution.
Marzullo caused a stir within the GOP last year when he invited alleged anti-Semitic “birther” Andy Martin to officially announce his presidential campaign at an official GOP event hosted by Marzullo.
“He’s a very interesting fellow and you’ll be seeing more of him in the state I’m sure,” Marzullo said of the man who once pledge to eradicate “Jew power” in America. “I’m about halfway through his book, ‘Obama: The Man Behind the Mask,’ and a lot of that stuff is right on. So I’m interested in seeing him. I was also at the event, the GOP event, on Saturday and was fortunate enough to be elected Area Vice Chair of Area 3.”