September 18, 2019

WHEN RACISM IS ALL YOU HAVE TO OFFER:

In a Close Governor's Race, a GOP Incumbent Resorts to Racism (Nancy LeTourneau, September 18, 2019, washington Monthly)

The ad features scary-looking photos of brown-skinned prison inmates with facial tattoos while the narrator says that Bevin will "outlaw" sanctuary cities--even though there are none in Kentucky. The narrator goes on to say that Beshear "would allow illegal immigrants to swarm our state," and ties Bevin to Trump.

If any of that looks and sounds familiar, it is exactly the kind of ad that Ed Gillepie aired as he was losing the Virginia governor's race in 2017. Bevin is putting all of his chips on Trump and racism as a winning combination, which might play better in Kentucky than it did in Virginia.

Posted by at September 18, 2019 3:00 PM

  

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