After Capitol riot, Rep. Paul Gosar’s siblings have new target: dental groups that support him

From a video appeal by Gosar relatives

By Ronald J. Hansen | Arizona Republic

Rep. Paul Gosar walks to his car after speaking at the Arizona Republican Party state meeting at Dream City Church in Mesa, Ariz. on Jan. 23, 2021.

Some of Rep. Paul Gosar’s siblings are wading deeper into an effort to oust their brother from Congress by putting pressure on the dental associations who have been his most significant financial supporters. 

On Tuesday, three of his nine siblings appeared in a video for a Democratically aligned group painting Gosar, R-Ariz., as an extremist who helped incite the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol that killed five people, including one police officer, and wounded 140 other officers.

Now the Gosar siblings, who live outside Arizona and unsuccessfully have urged the state’s 4th Congressional District voters to reject their brother in the 2018 and 2020 elections, are targeting the organizations that gave him at least $50,000 in the past two years, according to Federal Election Commission records.

The groups and their members have given the former dentist’s campaign or his affiliated political action committee more than $224,000 over his six terms, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.


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February 2021