An anonymous source has sent us screenshots from the private Facebook page of Republican House candidate Matthew Ruby, and they show him bragging about drunk driving, receiving a racist picture from his wife, and talking about shooting guns while drinking alcohol.
Matt is a young man running in northeast Minot’s District 40. His dad is Rep. Dan Ruby, who’s running for reelection in District 38, east of Minot.
Last summer, Matt’s wife, Dana Ruby, sent him a picture of Ronald Reagan holding a chimpanzee in his arms above the caption, “Rare photo of Ronald Reagan babysitting Barack Obama in early 1962.”
Dana sent Matt the racist picture with the note, “Hahaa. I thought you’d like this!”
Matt’s Facebook history also shows him bragging about drunk driving in 2012 …
… and talking about shooting his gun on a back road while drinking in 2013. Both are against the law (obviously) in North Dakota.
A smart guy comments, “booze and gun dont mix, that is not what I taught u in my hunter ed. class.”
Matt has some speeding tickets but no DUI convictions on his record, proving he really is that good. In another post, which isn’t as bad but is still interesting, he insults a police officer in Washburn, a city about an hour south of Minot on Highway 83.
Here’s Matt’s bio, via the Minot Daily News: He owns 5R construction in Minot and is past vice chairman of District 38 Republicans and current secretary for District 40 Republicans. A sergeant in the North Dakota Army National Guard, he had enlisted in 2010 after graduating from Des Lacs-Burlington High School. He also attended Minot State University.
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