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Virginia Rep. Depicts Opponent as Scary, Dark, Bearded

Scare tactics, lies, and racism ... must be election season.
Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA) is out with a new ad that depicts his opponent, Tom Perriello, with a swarthy complexion, using a shadowy, grainy image of Perriello with a beard. As Open Left notes, the ad hints that Perriello’s “skin is dark, he’s bearded, and he’s a liberal who loves amnesty for illegals and gay marriage.” Watch the ad, below which is a picture of Perriello:





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Goode sparked controversy in 2006 with his anti-Muslim rhetoric.
Satyam Khanna is a Research Associate for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress.