This is a real radio ad currently running in Arkansas in support of Republican Congressman French Hill on radio stations targeted to the African American community. I don't even have words to describe it. pic.twitter.com/vpzt1nGPlc
— (((Ben Tribbett))) (@notlarrysabato) October 18, 2018
When flagrantly dishonest defenses of Brett Kavanaugh are among the least offensive aspects of an ad, you’ve really got something.
People of color are running for state and national office, and the country has responded with the most American of traditions: by attacking them in very racist ways.
Some attacks are coded. Some are frankly stated. To keep track, we’ve begun a running list, limited to attacks made on candidates of color by their opponents, by opposing political organizations or by opposing campaign surrogates. We’ll make exceptions wherever we feel like it, however. For each candidate we’ve graded the attacks on their subtlety using a scale of one to five white hands, in honor of the infamous Jesse Helms ad — five being the most explicit.
It’s an ugly collection. John Faso’s campaign in NY-19 has been particularly vile.