Pete Hoekstra Removes Racist Campaign Ad and Website from the Internet
Michigan Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra has removed his “DebbieSpenditNow” ad from the internet, weeks after his xenophobic Super Bowl ad caused an uproar.
ABC News reports that the ad has been removed from YouTube, Facebook, and Hoekstra’s campaign page. Hoekstra has yet to personally distance himself from the ad, though the actress who performed in it has. So what’s behind the retreat? Maybe it’s a new poll that puts his rival Debbie Stabenow 21 points ahead of Hoekstra. Looks like it’s time for a new campaign strategy.