October 10, 2014 7:13 pm -

This can’t be good for a candidate. These charges could derail the career of Carl DeMaio  who is challenging incumbent Scott Peters in California’s 52nd district.


The openly gay, former San Diego city councilman has won support from GOP heavyweights like Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner and even former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

But behind the scenes, things are much messier. DeMaio’s former campaign policy director is accusing the candidate of sexual harassment, even saying DeMaio masturbated in front of him. DeMaio vehemently denies the allegations, saying they’re the cover story of a plagiarist and suspected criminal.

This is not the first time DeMaio has been accused of sexually inappropriate behavior. Last year, a fellow city councilman said he twice caught DeMaio masturbating in a city hall restroom — an allegation DeMaio denied…

Todd Bosnich says he joined DeMaio’s campaign last year eager to work for a candidate who shared his values and who, like himself, is an openly gay Republican.

But Bosnich said his enthusiasm for his boss was soon replaced by dread, because DeMaio would find him alone and make inappropriate advances, massaging and kissing his neck and groping him.

One morning last April, Bosnich said he arrived early at campaign headquarters and DeMaio called him back to his office.

“I came over to his office, door was open. And he was masturbating,” Bosnich said. “I saw his hand, his penis in his hand and he had a smile on his face. And as soon as I came over he was looking at me.”[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

50 responses to Former Staffer Says GOP Congressional Candidate Masturbated In Front Of Him

  1. tiredoftea October 10th, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    “But behind the scenes, things are much messier…” Really, Alan? You just had to go there!!??

    • Anomaly 100 October 10th, 2014 at 7:29 pm


    • Chinese Democracy October 10th, 2014 at 11:31 pm

      omg someone with my sense of humor! lol

  2. Obewon October 10th, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Proving once again GOP candidate requirements include nursing home burglary, police car theft spark plug fetishes, incest, child molesters, rapists, embezzlers & FEC campaign violators.

    Natl. Repub CC: “We fully support (R teabagger) Carl DeMaio and we don’t make decisions based on unsubstantiated claims,” said Andrea Bozek, communications director of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

  3. tracey marie October 10th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Absolutely hilarious.

  4. fancypants October 10th, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    time will tell

    • whatthe46 October 10th, 2014 at 9:28 pm


  5. forpeace October 10th, 2014 at 8:10 pm


    Now, Carl DeMaio can add ” Masturbating” on top of his resume under “principles and work ethics.”

    In 2013, the famous car thief Darrell Issa endorsed Carl DeMaio in his bid for California’s 52nd Congressional seat.

    it’s about time for Darrell Issa to launch an investigation and some hearing on Carl DeMaio’s masturbating.

    • donald111 October 10th, 2014 at 11:35 pm


      • forpeace October 12th, 2014 at 10:16 am

        Dear troll,

        Congratulations, you just earned my first flag on this site.

        • donald111 October 12th, 2014 at 10:39 am

          sound like a commiecrat….no sense at all.

          • OldLefty October 12th, 2014 at 10:47 am

            sound like a commiecrat….no sense at all.


            Does your mom know you are talking to strangers on the internet?

          • donald111 October 12th, 2014 at 10:55 am

            y so many c-crats on this site???

          • OldLefty October 12th, 2014 at 11:01 am

            Do you have ANY idea what you are talking about?

            Are you even out of the 3rd grade?

          • donald111 October 12th, 2014 at 11:13 am

            for the 3 above comments I use the kiss principle(keep it simple stupid).

          • forpeace October 12th, 2014 at 11:09 am

            Stop using your parents computer without their permission.

            Try working on your lack of spelling, grammar, and sentence structure

          • forpeace October 12th, 2014 at 11:06 am

            It is so odd and strange because yesterday, I saw his absurd reply and I tried to reply to him, but I got that orange box with a message “that this comment was removed by moderator,” and today his comment is back on this page AGAIN!!

          • OldLefty October 12th, 2014 at 11:24 am

            I just noticed that.
            I don’t think they should be removed for saying stupid things…. just abusive things.

          • mea_mark October 12th, 2014 at 11:30 am

            This person never contributes anything worthwhile. Tried to give them a chance but it is always just stupid nonsense stuff that clutters up the thread.

          • forpeace October 12th, 2014 at 11:34 am

            Exactly, the only reason they are online is to disrupt without contributing anything to the conversation.

          • forpeace October 12th, 2014 at 11:32 am

            To me, calling another poster with no good reason an “idiot” is just as abusive as cursing.

            And I have a zero tolerance policy for rude posters.

          • OldLefty October 12th, 2014 at 11:40 am

            But they can be fun to play with.
            (Sinking to their level, especially when they are such easy targets, IS my weakness).

          • forpeace October 12th, 2014 at 11:54 am

            Yes, sometimes they are entertaining and fun to play with when they are misinformed and they don’t want to be informed, but the minute they start being rude and abusive, then I don’t want to deal with them.

          • OldLefty October 12th, 2014 at 12:01 pm


          • mea_mark October 12th, 2014 at 11:26 am

            I see it as deleted. I just deleted the rest of the comments and banned. Try to not feed the trolls and just flag.

          • forpeace October 12th, 2014 at 11:30 am

            Thank you, mea_mark.
            I always do my best not to engage with trolls because they are not worth it, and I also do my best not to flag anyone. This was my first time flagging someone on this site.

  6. Denise October 10th, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    get outta here! a republican who doesn’t what he preaches? whoda thought?

  7. StoneyCurtisll October 10th, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    I guess DeMaio’s hectic campaign scheduled didn’t allow him time to ‘take care of business” at home, where that sort of behavior belongs..
    The fact the he seems to believe that “pullin his pud” at the work place, or in front of a staffer shows a serious lack of judgement and deficit of character.

    • Candide Thirtythree October 11th, 2014 at 1:08 am

      “pullin his pud” I LOLed hahahaha

  8. uzza October 10th, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Wankers gonna wank.

  9. M D Reese October 10th, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Women see this kind of behavior from straight bosses all the time. This is almost a “man bites dog” story.

    • whatthe46 October 10th, 2014 at 9:23 pm

      but how many of them will stand in front of a crowd and talk about family values and how christian they are? either way though, its disgusting i wouldn’t want to see it.

      • M D Reese October 11th, 2014 at 3:20 pm

        A lot of them, actually. How many well-known evangelical preachers have we seen standing in front of their flock, squeezing out big crocodile tears and telling them how he spoke to god and god forgave him…

    • tracey marie October 10th, 2014 at 10:35 pm

      very good M D

    • tiredoftea October 10th, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      Kinda like this?

      • M D Reese October 11th, 2014 at 3:18 pm

        Thanks for the chuckle…

  10. annaaurora October 10th, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Who doesn’t masturbate at work for christs sake.

    • fahvel October 11th, 2014 at 12:26 am

      first class question!!

  11. StoneyCurtisll October 10th, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Carl DeMaio is a 40 year old man…He should know better..

    Tuggin himself off in bathroom stall where he is likely to be seen is abhorrent behavior, and may indicate he was other serious psychiatric sexual disorders, (exhibitionism) for one.

    • fahvel October 11th, 2014 at 12:25 am

      so where it’s done is abhorrent but not what is being done? So a toilet stall is abhorrent and ones own potty is good – I understand – other than silly, where do you qualify using words like and may indicate he was other serious psychiatric sexual disorders, (exhibitionism) ?

      • StoneyCurtisll October 12th, 2014 at 4:45 pm

        Excellent question..
        Masturbation is a normal, natural act that all humans engage in..
        But masturbation in public, or where there is a high likelihood of being seen is not normal..
        The person who exposes themselves next to a school bus full of children, or the person who exposes himself to unwilling participants is expressing deviant behavior..

        It is alleged by 2 different people that Carl DeMaio was seen masturbating in a public restroom stall..
        And exposing himself to one of his staff members, (I assume in a ill fated attempt at “a pass”..
        This is not the normal behavior of a 4o year old man, or any one else.
        Exhibitionism is the act of exposing in a public or semi-public context those parts of one’s body that are not normally exposed.

  12. majii October 10th, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    DeMaio knows he had a ‘hand’ in this.

  13. Snick1946 October 10th, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    You could call him an “up and coming’ politician.

    • whatthe46 October 11th, 2014 at 1:19 am


  14. whatthe46 October 11th, 2014 at 1:22 am

    this reminds me of the judge that was using his penis pump during trial proceedings. now that’s an idiot savant. what’s more disturbing is that his court staff could hear the pump action.

  15. Disgusted with GOP October 11th, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Gee, his website says people are calling him a, “rising star.” Perhaps the person who said that about DeMaio was confused about what exactly was rising. This man–if the charges are proven–is mentally ill.

    • Ronnie Wexler Gabrielli October 13th, 2014 at 12:15 am

      He would have to be mentally ill solely because he is a Republican who is gay. How masochistic can someone possibly be than to be affiliated with a party that openly loathes gays and sees them as less than 2nd class citizens?

      • whatthe46 October 13th, 2014 at 12:31 am

        i never did wrap my head around that one. that’s one of the worse forms of denial i have ever come across. and they don’t even laugh behind his back, its in his face!

  16. rg9rts October 11th, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Should hook him up with Tony Weiner

  17. Dwendt44 October 11th, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    I guess that’s a bit better than finding a live boy or a dead hooker in his bedroom.