Super PAC ad aimed at Latinos ties Mitt Romney to Arpaio, Brewer (Video)
A left-leaning super PAC is aiming to broaden Mitt Romney’s struggle with Latino voters in a television ad buy in Arizona that ties the candidate to Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Gov. Jan Brewer (R), who are widely disliked in the Arizona Latino community.
“We want to draw attention to the political significance of the state,” Julie Martinez Ortega, president of PAC+, told the Los Angeles Times. Arizona “has taken on a level of symbolic importance for a lot of people, whether they’re Latino or not, who see the protection of civil rights as an important part of an inclusive America.”
In the ad, the group’s first in Arizona, a Latino man in a suit walks out of a building holding a box of work supplies — presumably after losing his job — and watches a clip of Romney saying “no skill, no education, and are looking for a free meal,” with text that reads “What Romney thinks of us.” It then shows Arpaio and Brewer praising the former Massachusetts governor.
The ad doesn’t specifically say what makes Arpaio and Brewer troubling allies for Romney, but the two politicians are hated enough in the Arizona Latino community for residents to know. Arpaio, who calls himself “America’s toughest sheriff,” was sued by the Justice Department earlier this month for alleged civil rights violations.
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