It seems like a nightmare scenario, being a political candidate working to win the support of the public, all while being unable to get support from family members.
And on top of that, to have family members publicly voice support for an opponent.
That's reality right now for Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Flagstaff).
According to Team 12 political insider Brahm Resnik, Gosar's siblings broke ties with him after controversial comments he made following the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville in the summer of 2017.
Gosar suggested in an interview with Vice News that the rally was "created by the left" and carried out by an "Obama sympathizer."
Gosar has also made headlines for controversial comments about Native Americans and recently, when he warned attorneys helping refugees they could be prosecuted.
Rep. Gosar has held Arizona's 4th district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2013. He previously held the seat in the 1st district from 2011-2013.
In 2016, Gosar defeated Democratic challenger Mikel Weisser handedly with 72 percent of the vote.
Gosar's younger brother, Pete, was a college football player at the University of Wyoming, where the Gosars grew up, and Pete ran for governor in Wyoming twice and was the Democratic nominee in 2014, but eventually lost in the general election.
Rep. Gosar's opponent, Mike Brill narrowly won the August democratic primary, by less than 2,000 votes, to challenge Gosar in November.
The ad featuring Rep. Gosar's siblings endorsing Brill was paid for by Brill for Congress and approved by Brill.
One of Rep. Gosar's brothers, Dave, responded to a tweet thanking him for speaking out.
Brill will face Rep. Gosar in the November general election on Nov. 6.