Yesterday, ThinkProgress broke the story that Univision was set to air an $80,000 ad from “Latinos for Reform — a Republican 527 group” that was urging Latinos not to vote–seemingly to punish Democratic leaders. The ad specifically targets Nevada and the reelection battle that Harry Reid is engaged in.
The ad is appalling, and a not-so-veiled attempt at helping the Republican candidate do better by keeping Latino voters, who mostly swing democratic, home. The ad also conveniently ignores the fact that most of what has been keeping the Democrats from moving their agenda forward (including the DREAM Act) has been the Republicans.
Luckily Univision came to its senses and refused to air the ad.
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