— Will Ralph Northam Condemn Latino Victory Fund’s hateful ad? —
Minority Republican officials from across Virginia released the following statements in response to the outrageous Ralph Northam mailer and Latino Victory Fund ad released today:
“This ad is disgusting and vile and has no place in politics. It is an insult to Virginia voters, and an insult to Latinos. Ralph Northam should condemn this despicable political attack on no certain terms,” —Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach)
“The Latino Victory Fund’s ad is a disgusting fear mongering ad on behalf of Ralph Northam against Ed Gillespie, and frankly against anyone who agrees with him on important policy issues facing the Commonwealth.” —College Republican Federation of Virginia Chairwoman Nadia Elgendy
“I am heartbroken by the Ralph Northam campaign and its allies using white supremacy and the deadly racism in Charlottesville for political gain. The Northam campaign and its allies’ use of this evil in a political campaign is reprehensible. As a Latino myself, I condemn this in the strongest possible terms,” —Loudoun County Republican Committee Chairman Will Estrada.
“The Ralph Northam campaign is contributing to a culture of division, hate, and fear. These hateful campaign ads and mailers are highly offensive, especially as our community works to heal from the event of Charlottesville,” —2014 8th Congressional District Republican Nominee Micah Edmond.
“Callously throwing around terms like ‘racist’ and ‘white supremacy’ dilutes the true meaning of the words. When these terms are misused and overused, nobody will care when real racism occurs, which ultimately hurts efforts to build racial unity and equality in Virginia. A refusal to denounce the Latino Victory ad and mailer by Ralph Northam and the Democratic Party of Virginia will speak volumes about the deceitful lengths they go to manipulate emotions to try to win an election,” —Prince William Republican Committee Vice Chairman D.J. Jordan.
“The Charlottesville tragedy is an ugly event that our state continues to try to recover from. Stoking emotions through false ads like this only harms the healing process. If the Democrats really want to help our state move forward, they will denounce this ad,” — Young Republican Federation of Virginia Chairman Kishore Thota.