In a conference call with reporters today, Michigan Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra said the ad is only “insensitive to Debbie Stabenow and her spending.”
The Michigan chapter of the group Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote called the spot “very disturbing” and said the campaign “chose to use harmful negative stereotypes that intrinsically encourage anti-Asian sentiment.”
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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