Group Behind Incendiary Anti-Gillespie Ad Called RNC Accusations of Bias ‘Ridiculous’ in 2014

By NTK Staff | 10.30.2017 @1:47pm
Group Behind Incendiary Anti-Gillespie Ad Called RNC Accusations of Bias ‘Ridiculous’ in 2014

Days before the Virginia gubernatorial election, an anti-Ed Gillespie ad by the Latino Victory Project has caught the state’s attention. As NTK Network reported on Monday, the ad “portrays Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie as a Confederate flag-toting racist trying to run down minority children.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYb2ZiQzL4M Another incredible part of the story is that the […]

Days before the Virginia gubernatorial election, an anti-Ed Gillespie ad by the Latino Victory Project has caught the state’s attention.

As NTK Network reported on Monday, the ad “portrays Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie as a Confederate flag-toting racist trying to run down minority children.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYb2ZiQzL4M

Another incredible part of the story is that the president of the group called Republican National Committee (RNC) accusations of partisan bias “ridiculous” in 2014.

“It’s ridiculous that the RNC would question our mission to raise the political participation among Latinos,” [Latino Victory Project President Cristobal] Alex said. “This sense of justice doesn’t seem to affect them” when it comes to other conservative groups like Crossroads, Americans for Prosperity, or the Libre Initiative, he argued, listing several outside conservative groups that are de facto partisan groups.

Alex’s comments came after the RNC accused the Latino Victory Project of “pushing a Democrat agenda.”

Though they once operated under the guise of non-partisanship, the Latino Victory Project spent $264,304 for Democrats and $367,350 against Republicans in the 2014 and 2016 cycles.

They even spent more than $127,000 opposing two Latino candidates for office: Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) in 2014 and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in 2016.

Whether it’s the anti-Gillespie ad or their efforts against two Latino candidates, it seems the Latino Victory Project is less about non-partisan support for Latinos than it is about defeating Republicans.

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