Senator Paula Broadwell? It might have been.
TIME Magazine reports that David Petraeus’ mistress considered running as a Republican candidate for senate in North Carolina — but the then-CIA director was against the idea.
In July, Broadwell was in Aspen, Colo., for the Aspen Security Forum, TIME said on Thursday, and told a handful of people that GOP financiers had approached her about a possible campaign.
She told the acquaintances that when she informed Petraeus, he questioned her positions on issues ranging from abortion to gun control to taxes. She said that Petraeus believed her positions wouldn’t fit into the GOP or Democratic parties, TIME reported.
North Carolina’s senators are Kay Hagen, a Democrat, and Richard Burr, a Republican. The report didn’t say which seat Broadwell was eyeing.
Just months later, Broadwell made an appearance at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., in September, where she spoke about her Petraeus biography “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus.” “It was a privilege to follow Gen. David Petraeus and to see the war through his eyes,” she said at the time.