Skip to comments.Virginia gov race ad sparks outrage, portrays Gillespie supporter trying to mow down kids
Posted on 10/31/2017 8:31:39 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
Democratic candidate for Virginia governor Ralph Northam is not distancing himself from the controversial ad suggesting supporters of Republican candidate Ed Gillespie are seen as Confederates who attack minority children.
The new opposition ad titled American Nightmare was released Monday by Democratic group Latino Victory Fund (LVF) and is scheduled to run through Election Day. The opposition ad shows minority children seemingly being chased by a driver in a pickup truck, decked out with a Confederate flag, a Gillespie for governor bumper sticker and a Dont tread on me license plate.
The driver makes his way toward the scared children who shout, Run! Run! Run! when they see the truck. The ad concludes with a scene of a Charlottesville-like rally, with a narrator asking: Is this what Donald Trump and Ed Gillespie mean by the American Dream?
Ed Gillespie and Donald Trump promise the American dream, but can only deliver an American nightmare. No more. Vote @RalphNortham. #GameOnVA pic.twitter.com/mwpWXM47HZ
Latino Victory (@latinovictoryus) October 30, 2017 Northams campaign told Fox News Tuesday that the ad was not shocking based on Gillespies campaign.
Independent groups are denouncing Ed Gillespie because he has run the most divisive, fear-mongering campaign in modern history, 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.
But Gillespie said the ad was an attack on his supporters, whom he calls good decent hardworking Virginians who love their neighbors.
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The left has sunk to new lows.
If you have the balls.
Yes they have...just when you thought it was no longer possible for them to sink even lower, they always manage to do so.
Meanwhile, in NYC, reality.
Muslim truck murder.
The democrat mayor set it all up for violence, inciting both sides. Democrats are guilty on all fronts in this.
Never in good taste, but after Charlottesville?
Sewer gas smells better.
Gillespie's team should be working on an ad right now with footage from today's terror attack in New York City ... and accusing Northam of bending over backwards to protect foreign terrorists like the mutant from Uzbekistan who went on that rampage in NYC.
If they're not willing to fight dirty like Democrats, then they deserve to lose.
Get a video of the ‘Rat supported Jihadi driving down the West bikepath and make the ‘Rats eat easy immigration of jihadi material.
I hope he's not playing Mr. Nice Guy.
This doesn’t strike me as the kind of ad you see in support of a winning candidate.
Seems a little over the top ...
Very similar to a dispicable ad run against W, suggesting that he somehow caused a (real) crime in which a black man was dragged by chain behind a truck and was decapitated in the process.
That happened 18 years ago. The putrid liars on the left haven’t changed, they’re just getting worse. Hopefully this cr@p blows up in their faces.
As they say, You want more Trump? This is how you get more Trump. American liberals are the racist hate mongers!
I predict, and I hope, this will backfire. Especially after the NYC terrorist attack today.
I believe The People have had about enough of this “stuff,” and will prove Lincoln was right.
sniff sniff... I smell desperation!
Gyp-lepsey though by being a RINO it would make him immune to these kind of attacks from the left.
let’s hope the ad backfires- the people don’t like when ads get super nasty for the m ost part-
Don’t hold your breath. He’s a protege of George W. Bush.
Turn that ad around now, and use it, along with footage from the New York attack. One is a Democrat fantasy. The other is REALITY...
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