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Democratic group pulls ad targeting Virginia governor hopeful Ed Gillespie’s supporters

A television ad depicting supporters of Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Ed Gillespie as Confederates who assault children of coloration has been pulled within the wake of the terror assault in New York city.

The Democratic group Latino Victory Fund removed the controversial advert, which showed a pickup truck driver chasing down youngsters of colour on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

“We knew our advert would ruffle feathers. We held a reflect as much as the Republican Party, and so they don’t like what they see. We’ve determined to tug our ad presently,” mentioned Cristobal J. Alex, president of the LVF, in a remark on Twitter Tuesday evening.

“Given recent occasions, we will be putting different powerful commercials into rotation that spotlight the explanations we wish to Opt For modern leaders in Virginia.”

The observation was launched just hours after investigators said the suspected driver, identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, plowed a rented pickup truck right into a crowd in Decrease Big Apple. The incident, being treated as a terror assault, left at least eight useless and at the least 11 others injured.

The ad used to be launched on Monday and was anticipated to run thru Election Day.

Gillespie denounced the advert Tuesday morning in an interview with “Fox & Pals.”

“This assault isn’t just an attack on my supporters, it’s an assault on all Virginians. Actually, whether you disagree with folks or no longer, in Virginia, we admire civil discourse and this can be a new low in politics right here. It’s a sad day,” Gillespie stated.

In a observation to Fox News, Gillespie’s campaign manager referred to as the advert a “determined smear campaign.”


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