Quayle’s Son Launches Congressional Bid in Arizona

Posted February 12, 2010 at 5:45pm

Ben Quayle, an attorney and venture capitalist and perhaps most notably the son of former Vice President Dan Quayle, filed paperwork Friday to run for retiring Rep. John Shadegg’s (R-Ariz.) Phoenix-based 3rd district seat.

The elder Quayle, playing the role of proud papa, announced the news on Fox News’ “America Live” program.

“The big news is my son Ben Quayle today filed his papers for Congressman in the 3rd Congressional District here in Arizona,” Quayle said. “We’re convinced that he’ll be successful and we’re very hopeful that he’ll be the next Congressman from the 3rd Congressional district.”

Ben Quayle joins a crowded GOP race in the Republican-leaning district that includes former state Sens. Jim Waring and Pamela Gorman, former state Rep. Sam Crump, Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker and former Paradise Valley Mayor Ed Winkler.