|U.S. Rep. Ben Quayle with U.S. Rep. Dave Schweikert (right) (AP photo)|
Quayle barely survived a hotly-contested primary race in his Republican-leaning district two years ago after it was revealed that he wrote racy columns using the handle Brock Landers for "Dirty Scottsdale," a locally-based sexually oriented website published by one of his friends, which has since gone national and is now known as "The Dirty." Quayle chose to run in a newly-drawn district adjacent to the district in which he currently resides because it comprises most of the district he currently represents. Quayle's campaign is not shying away from negative attacks on Schweikert. It has launched a website, "Dishonest Dave," which accuses Schweikert of saying or doing anything to get elected. Schweikert's campaign recently released a poll claiming that he has a substantial lead over Quayle. Quayle's campaign disputes the poll's results.