J.D. Winteregg has been fired from his adjunct professor position at Cedarville University in Ohio due to his colorful web ad, accusing Speaker of the House John Boehner of “Electile Dysfunction.”
Liberty candidate Winteregg is running for Boehner’s congress seat.
“Sometimes when a politician is in D.C. too long, it goes to his head,” said the voice-over in the commercial titled “When The Moment Is RIght,” which is made to look like a Cialis or Viagra commercial.
The “cure” for “electile dysfunction,” according to the commercial, is Winteregg.
“When using Winteregg, it’s important to note that the borders will be secured, Second Amendment rights protected, Obamacare and Planned Parenthood will be de-funded and common sense will be used in solving the nation’s problems,” said the commercial’s voice over.
The viral video hit rubbed Winteregg’s employer the wrong way: Mark Weinstein, a Cedarville spokesman, said in a statement that the video political commercial “did not represent the views or values of Cedarville University,’’ a Christian school in Greene County, Ohio.
“Cedarville University does not engage in partisan politics and holds a high regard for displaying Christian values in the community,” Weinstein said. “When faculty or staff members participate in political conversations, interviews, advertisements or endorsements, they are doing so as individual citizens,” adding that Winteregg “concluded his teaching responsibilities’’ last week.
According to the Daily Caller, when Winteregg began his campaign, he was told by many in the political establishment that he would never work in Ohio again. Winteregg needs between 40,000 and 50,000 votes in the May 6 Ohio eighth district congressional primary to knock Boehner out of his own re-election race in November.
Winteregg worked at Cedarville University for three years and was told last week that his contract would not be renewed.
The Washington Post reported that in an interview Winteregg said he was dismissed because of the innuendo-filled ad.
“They said because of the ad that my relationship with them will be done. It’s over,” Winteregg said Monday. “The ad obviously touched a nerve.”
For now, Winteregg is focusing on the election: “Now I just put my head down and work to win,” he said, “and hopefully I get that job in 2015.”