YOUNGKIN CAMPAIGN ADOPTS RACIST SOUTHERN STRATEGY

LINCOLN PROJECT RELEASES NEW AD: “CRITICAL RACE CARD”

October 28, 2021 — Today, as part of The Lincoln Project’s ongoing digital ad campaign for the gubernatorial election in Virginia, the Super PAC has released a new ad targeting voters motivated by education issues. The ad, titled “Critical Race Card,” explains to voters why Glenn Youngkin has centered his education messaging around Critical Race Theory.

“Racism is the original sin of the modern Republican Party,” said Lincoln Project Senior Advisor Stuart Stevens. “Lee Atwater pioneered the strategy Youngkin is using today — it’s a political maneuver that seeks to motivate white voters on the issue of race. Youngkin and the Republican Party have updated their language from the Atwater era of the GOP, but make no mistake, racist dog whistles like CRT are just as effective today as they were then. We see what you’re doing, Glenn and we’re going to make sure voters see it too.”

The full ad can be viewed here.

The Lincoln Project is a group of dedicated Americans who worked to defeat Donald J. Trump and continue to fight on behalf of American democracy.

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