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Pro-John James radio ad accuses Debbie Stabenow of “black genocide”
John James, the Republican candidate running for senate against Debbie Stabenow.
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The Republican contender for Senate, John James, has had a rough couple of weeks. First, he aired a 30-second TV commercial that featured a prominent shot of a Nazi swastika, which he referred to as a “terrible error.” Now, a mysterious radio ad that endorses James, who is black, accuses his opponent, Senator Debbie Stabenow, of committing “black genocide."
The radio ad has been playing sporadically for the past month, according to Bridge Magazine, on 92.3 FM WMXD, a Detroit-based R&B and throwbacks station owned by iHeartmedia. It’s not clear if the ad is running on other stations, as iHeartmedia has not returned multiple calls and emails requesting comment.
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The incendiary ad vaguely cites “a new study” that falsely attributes the majority of black deaths to abortion. However, according to the Center for Disease Control, legal abortion is not considered a cause of death.
“And Senator Debbie Stabenow is part of the problem. She supports abortion for any reason,” the ad continues. “Debbie Stabenow and half of all black babies aborted, or John James and more opportunity? Sounds like a simple choice.”
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Stabenow supports access to reproductive rights for women, including legal, safe abortions through Planned Parenthood, and is endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice America. Stabenow’s office declined to comment for...
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