Donald Trump’s repeated racial slurs and promises of mass deportations aren’t going to do Sen. John McCain any favors with Arizona’s Latino voters. And just in case they have forgotten who wanted to “complete the danged fence” in 2010, People for the American Way is out with a new radio ad linking McCain and Trump, reports Carl Hulse.
In a new Spanish-language radio ad to begin airing on Thursday, the liberal advocacy group takes Mr. McCain and Senator Jeff Flake, Mr. McCain’s fellow Arizona Republican, to task for refusing to act on President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick B. Garland to the Supreme Court.
“Is it because they want to see Donald Trump — the man who called Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers — get to name our next Supreme Court justice?” the announcer asks in the ad that will run for a week on Spanish-language stations in the state. The radio spot goes on to say that the senators need to “stop doing Donald Trump’s bidding.”
The ad appears to be the first aimed specifically at Latinos over the court vacancy and Mr. Trump.
And it surely won’t be the last, as Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick gives John McCain what he’s called “the race of my life.”
“If Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket, here in Arizona, with over 30 percent of the vote being the Hispanic vote, no doubt that this may be the race of my life,” McCain said.
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