Group behind shock ad accusing Northam opponent of racism silent amid blackface/KKK photo scandal

The American Mirror | 2/2/2019 | Staff
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Latino Victory Fund released a highly controversial ad in 2017 tearing down Ralph Northam’s opponent, Ed Gillespie, in the Virginia gubernatorial campaign.

The ad depicts several minorities being chased by an apparent Gillespie supporter in a pickup truck flying a Confederate flag.

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The scared children run frantically away from the driver.

Here it is:

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“Is this what Donald Trump and Ed Gillespie mean by the American Dream?” the voice over asks.

The ad was released by Latino Victory Fund, a Washington, D.C.-based group.

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But that organization is silent now that the the candidate it was effectively support, Northam, is in an actual race scandal.

Northam released a statement, according to WRIC, saying he was sorry:

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“Earlier today, a website published a photograph of me from my 1984 medical school yearbook in a costume that is clearly racist and offensive.

I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now.

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