An immigrant-rights advocacy group recently unveiled an Ed Gillespie attack ad, depicting a truck flying a Confederate flag and stalking young children, but canceled the advertising campaign on Wednesday following the terrorist truck attack in Manhattan.
The Latino Victory Fund’s ad showed a pickup truck with a Confederate flag and an Ed Gillespie bumper sticker chasing down Muslim, Latino and black children, and accused the GOP candidate of spreading “hate.”
Mr. Gillespie’s campaign called the ad “vile,” and it drew criticism from other circles as well.
“We have decided to pull our ad at this time,” said Cristóbal J. Alex, the fund’s president. “Given recent events, we will be placing other powerful ads into rotation that highlight the reasons we need to elect progressive leaders in Virginia.”
Gillespie recently took a 2-point lead over Democratic opponent Ralph Northam in the Virginia gubernatorial race.
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