Democrats Play the Race Card
Democrats make a Black Republican even blacker in campaign mailer.
- Democrats cannot stand that a black man can think for himself and become a Republican.
Republican District 9 Congressional candidate Mayor Vernon Parker, who is African-American, is upset about a picture that appears on mailers that were sent out in the district.
"It's a photograph that makes me appear five shades darker," he said. "My eyes are completely five shades whiter and my teeth are also."
Parker is calling on his Democratic opponent, Kyrsten Sinema, to denounce the pictures.
Rev. Jarrett Maupin, a Valley civil rights leader, claimed that the pictures that were designed, distributed and authorized by the Arizona Democratic Party are racist.
"The most offensive race-targeting campaign materials that Black Arizonans have had to deal with in decades," he said in a press release, adding that the pictures make Parker look like "a villainous field negro cut-out from some Jim Crow era minstrel-show poster."
Parker said he was disappointed that the Democratic party put out the flier.
"It just saddens me that this race has come down to that, and that the Democratic party would be behind something like that," he said.
There's no indication from Sinema that she will denounce the photos.
|The National Republican Congressional Committee is jumping into one of Arizona’s most competitive races with $900,000 in airtime in the 9th Congressional District.|
NRCC spokesman Daniel Scarpinato confirmed that the four-week broadcast television ad buy will begin Friday. Early voting begins Oct. 11.
“This is illustrative of the NRCC’s commitment to winning Arizona’s 9th Congressional District and holding Kyrsten Sinema accountable for her extreme record,” Scarpinato said, referring to the Democratic nominee.
Republican Vernon Parker, the former mayor of Paradise Valley, is locked in a tight race with Democratic former Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in a district that is arguably the most competitive in Arizona. Republicans hold a slight voter registration advantage in CD9, while Democrats hold a slight performance edge. Voters in the district supported President Barack Obama in 2008 and supported Democratic candidates for governor and attorney general in 2010. (azcapitoltimes.com)