Thursday, September 27, 2012

VA Black Conservative Forum calls on Kaine to repudiate ads attacking George Allen as racist

Terrence Boulden, president of the Virginia Black Conservative Forum, has issued a press release on behalf of Forum members calling on Democrat Tim Kaine to repudiate an advertising campaign by a labor-backed super PAC that describes George Allen as a racist. While the Republican candidate talks about jobs, economic development, and bringing prosperity back to an ailing America, Kaine supporters are on the attack with false allegations. The press release:
Media Contact: Terrence Boulden (President)

Members of the Virginia Black Conservative Forum are calling on Tim Kaine to repudiate an advertising campaign by a labor-backed super PAC that describes George Allen as a racist.

Reported in POLITICO this morning, the ad campaign “will focus on voters in Northern Virginia and Richmond, both union members and non-union members, and particularly African-American and Latino voters,” and is “hitting Allen in Northern Virginia over a range of race-related controversies,” including the now-famous “macaca” incident which Gov. Allen apologized for in 2011.

VBC President Terrence Boulden said, “I became a Republican because of Allen’s common sense leadership as governor. I’ve come to know him over the years, and the Allen these ads portray is not the Allen I have come to know.” [emphasis added]

“Whenever you have to resort to calling someone a “racist” to justify why people shouldn’t vote for them, it’s because you can’t win on your own record and your own policies,” said Coby W. Dillard, the founder of VBC. “When you have to hide behind a third party to launch that attack, it says much more about your character than it does about the person you’re attacking. Gov. Kaine is hoping that this ad campaign will distract Virginia’s voters from the failed policies of the Obama administration, which he championed as the handpicked chairman of the DNC.”

“VBC calls for the Kaine campaign to join us in denouncing the vile and despicable web ads released by the super PAC Workers’ Voice accusing Governor Allen of racism,” said Carl Tate. “This Senate campaign should be about job creation and economic growth and we hope Governor Kaine agrees. That’s the debate the people of the Commonwealth deserve.”
High unemployment, low home prices, high gasoline prices, overreaching government, bailouts -- these attacks are trying to divert attention from those important issues.

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