A race for a state legislative seat in Washington state is turning white-hot with a report today that the Democrat challenger who describes herself as a Sunday school teacher appeared as a model in Playboy magazine.
According to the Western Center For Journalism, candidate Amy Biviano has been running for the state House of Representatives as a devoted wife and mother of two sons.
But the report said the campaign has been rocked by the exposure of her appearance in Playboy.
“The dictionary definition of hypocritical is the ‘pretense of having virtues, beliefs, principles, etc.’ Many politicians are well described by this adjective; but in 2012, none deserves it more than Amy Biviano,” the report said.
A WND email to the Biviano campaign did not generate a response.
Biviano, however, emailed a response to the Pacific Northwest Inlander newspaper in Spokane, charging a “partisan, agenda-driven website has ‘broken’ the story that when I was a 20 year old student at Yale University, I appeared in Playboy Magazine’s ‘Women of the Ivy League.’”
The candidate said that “while I would not do the same thing now, this is not something that I made any attempt to hide.”
“I haven’t brought it up in the context of this race because it has no bearing on issues in the 4th legislative district nor the person I am today,” she wrote.
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Biviano is challenging state Rep. Matt Shea in the race for the 4th Legislative District seat, which represents the Spokane Valley.
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