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Published On: Wed, Nov 1st, 2017

Latino Victory Fund’s heinous and race baiting campaign ad pulled after terrorist attack

A shocking campaign television ad depicting supporters of Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Ed Gillespie as evil Confederates who attack children of color has been pulled in the wake of the terror attack in New York City and news that it is ACTUALLY helping Gillepsie.

The Democratic group Latino Victory Fund removed the controversial ad, which showed a pickup truck driver chasing down minority children, offering up horrible stereotypes and concludes with an anti-Trump message of racism and hate.

“We knew our ad would ruffle feathers. We held a mirror up to the Republican Party, and they don’t like what they see. We have decided to pull our ad at this time,” said Cristobal J. Alex, president of the LVF, in a statement on Twitter Tuesday evening.

“Given recent events, we will be placing other powerful ads into rotation that highlight the reasons we need to elect progressive leaders in Virginia.”

The statement was released just hours after investigators said the Muslim driver, identified as Sayfullo Saipov, plowed a rented pickup truck into a crowd in Lower Manhattan, leaving eight dead and at least 12 others injured.

Gillespie denounced the ad Tuesday morning in an interview with “Fox & Friends.”

“This attack is not just an attack on my supporters, it’s an attack on all Virginians. The fact is, whether you disagree with people or not, in Virginia, we respect civil discourse and this is a new low in politics here. It’s a sad day,” Gillespie said.

In a statement to Fox News, Gillespie’s campaign manager called the ad a “desperate smear campaign.”

“Independent groups are denouncing Ed Gillespie because he has run the most divisive, fear-mongering campaign in modern history,” Ralph Northam campaign spokeswoman Ofirah Yheskel said in a statement to Fox News. “It is not shocking that communities of color are scared of what his Trump-like policy positions mean for them.”

The new article at the Washington Post shows Northam, the state’s lieutenant governor, leads among likely voters 49 percent to Gillespie’s 44 percent, a margin that is not statistically significant. Northam lead has gone from 13% and down to 5%, read HERE.

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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