Posted on November 1, 2017

Latino Group Pulls Anti-Gillespie Attack Ad

Josh Delk, The Hill, October 31, 2017

A Latino group on Tuesday announced that it had pulled a political ad showing a truck with a sticker for Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie chasing minority children down the street.

“We knew our ad would ruffle feathers,” Cristobal J. Alex, president of the Latino Victory Fund, said in a statement on Tuesday. “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.”


The decision to pull the ad also came shortly after a driver plowed a truck into a pedestrian bike lane in New York City, killing at least eight people.

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

In the end, children can be seen running from a large truck flying a Confederate flag and with a Gillespie campaign sticker on its bumper. {snip}