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Sun Sep 30, 2018, 02:41 PM

'Terrorism' ad by indicted Republican roils California election

Source: Reuters

POLITICS SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 / 1:40 PM / UPDATED 3 HOURS AGO

'Terrorism' ad by indicted Republican roils California election

Jennifer McEntee
4 MIN READ

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Reuters) - When a Democrat with Palestinian-Mexican ancestry who had never before run for office was elected to challenge a Republican incumbent in a staunchly conservative southern California congressional district, few gave him much of a chance.

But five-term U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter, who has been criminally charged with misusing campaign funds, is concerned enough about Ammar Campa-Najjar to issue a YouTube ad accusing his Democratic rival of trying “to hide his family’s ties to terrorism.”

It was a reference to his Palestinian grandfather, who was involved in a 1972 plot to kill Israeli athletes at the Olympics and was killed the following year by Israeli commandos.

The ad, released on Wednesday, shows Hunter, a former U.S. Marine who followed his father into Congress, dressed in camouflage and saying he approved the message.

Campa-Najjar told Reuters on Saturday Hunter’s ad was “racist, xenophobic and rooted in lies.”

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-campa-najjar/terrorism-ad-by-indicted-republican-roils-california-election-idUSKCN1M90P3

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Sun Sep 30, 2018, 02:44 PM

1. My grandfather made whiskey barrels during prohibition.

What would that say about me?

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Sun Sep 30, 2018, 02:46 PM

2. Trump's grandfather was a PIMP. So Hunter concluded Trump is a pimp, right?

Maybe we should make that ad for Hunter using his own thought process.

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Sun Sep 30, 2018, 02:58 PM

3. My great uncle killed fascists, so...

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