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February 07, 2012


Hoekstra Urged to Pull Ad

Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra's (R-MI) first major ad of Michigan's 2012 U.S. Senate race -- aired before and during the Super Bowl -- "was a doozy, drawing sharp criticism for racial insensitivity from Democrats, Republicans and civil rights advocates," the Detroit Free Press reports.

However, Hoekstra "stood his ground Monday, saying the ad did what he wanted: It drew a clear contrast between himself" and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI).

Detroit News: "A chorus of ethnic, religious and cultural groups called on Hoekstra to pull the ad that's slated to run for two weeks in Michigan. Democrats (as well as some Republicans) blasted the GOP candidate for advancing stereotypes by using a Chinese-American actress speaking in broken English."

Here's the ad:














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