GOP candidate for Senate threatens to sue local journalist, invoking backer Peter Thiel's Hulk Hogan-Gawker defamation case

Posted on AllSides May 9th, 2022
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Blake Masters, an Arizona GOP candidate for Senate, threatened to sue a reporter for defamation after an Arizona Mirror article suggested Masters praised a Nazi leader in a 2006 essay and would be open to banning birth control should he be elected.

The article, published May 6, reported that Masters' campaign website contained a pledge that the candidate will only vote for judges who oppose the Supreme Court rulings of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and Griswold v. Connecticut, and suggested Masters would ban contraceptive use based on this position.  

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