Teddy Turner Jr. is running for Congress in South Carolina – as a Republican.
His biggest obstacle has been distancing himself from his media mogul father Ted Turner.
The Politico reported:
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It’s not easy running for Congress in conservative South Carolina when you’re liberal media mogul Ted Turner’s kid.
Just ask his son Teddy.
He’s been trashing his dad every chance he gets to show voters of the 1st Congressional District he’s not some tree-hugging lefty — or worse yet, Jane Fonda’s son.
Turner the candidate is anti-tax, opposes same-sex marriage and questions whether global warming is real. In other words, everything his billionaire father is not.
“Yes, I’m Teddy Turner. You can’t pick your parents,” he introduced himself to a Republican gathering at Hilton Head Island recently, acknowledging up front what everyone in the room was thinking.
The same day in Beaufort, Turner joked about nightmarish Thanksgiving get-togethers and called out his father for his liberal environmental views — tweaking him as a hypocrite who drives a green car only to hopscotch around the country on his CO2-spewing private plane.
“I’m like, ‘Dad, you can’t drive the Prius to the jet,” Turner said.