The candidate, who built much of his campaign around racial stereotyping against Latinos, is now outraged that his opponents would invoke racial stereotypes about white Republicans. He's run a number of ads on this theme. Instead, he claims, he is content to "smear" the opposition.
The pickup truck in the ad displays a "Gillespie for governor" bumper sticker and a "Don't tread on me" license plate as children attempt to outrun the driver. It's hard to misconstrue the message of their new ad: they think Gillespie and his supporters want to kill all the brown people.
But Democrats have responded that Gillespie's campaign has commercials have amplified stereotypes about Latinos and that the candidate never explicitly condemned President Trump's remarks that there were "very fine people on both sides" during the Charlottesville conflict between neo Nazis and counter protesters.
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Ed Gillespie and Donald Trump promise the American dream, but can only deliver an American nightmare.
Gillespie spent the bulk of his Tuesday morning appearance expressing outrage that Latino Victory Project could be so vulgar as to bring stereotyping or racial fears into a political ad.
He said such ads are a fact of life.
Northam's poll numbers are sliding rapidly - sources inform TRS that Democratic internals show Northam at just 2 points ahead - and the impact of the outrageous Soros-funded Latino Victory Fund PAC advertisements depicting Ed Gillespie running down minority children in a Confederate flag emblazoned pick up truck have shocked even the most jaded Virginia political observers. "It's an attack on all Virginians".