PHOENIX — The son of former Vice President Dan Quayle has won his race against a tough Democratic challenger to represent Arizona's 3rd Congressional District.
Ben Quayle overcame a series of questions during the campaign about his links to a racy website to claim the Phoenix-area seat of retiring GOP Rep. John Shadegg on Tuesday.
Democrat Jon Hulburd, a Phoenix lawyer, made a strong push at upsetting Quayle's candidacy with a mix of attack ads that questioned the 33-year-old Republican's experience and maturity.
Quayle stood out during a 10-person primary for a hard-hitting ad where he intoned "Barack Obama is the worst president in history." He also played up his links to Arizona.
Quayle grew up in Indiana and Washington, D.C.