Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pete Hoekstra

  • While it aired on television only in the state of Michigan, Senate candidate Pete Hoekstras racially charged Super Bowl ad soon became the perceived slur heard round the country.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Pete Hoekstra by 21 points among registered voters, according to the new polling data.
  • (MSNBC Firstread)
  • The racially-charged Super Bowl commercial put out by former Rep. Pete Hoekstra featuring an Asian actress speaking broken English has backfired and hurt the Michigan Republican's campaign for U.S. Senate, according to a new poll on Tuesday.
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  • A new poll shows incumbent U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Michigan Democrat, with a sizable lead against challenger Pete Hoekstra, a Republican former representative from Holland.
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  • Former presidential candidate and pizza magnate Herman Cain will be in Michigan Thursday, but it has nothing to do with the race for president. He'll do a four-city tour of the state to support U.S.
  • (Detroit Free Press)
  • DETROIT, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President of the Detroit Branch NAACP issued the following statement today concerning the ad of Pete Hoekstra during the recent Super Bowl.
  • (PR Newswire)
  • Running a campaign ad that draws condemnation from across the aisle is one thing. Getting slammed by the actress appearing in your own ad is something else entirely. Ever since his Asian-themed TV spot targeting Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.
  • (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
  • It took ESPN 35 minutes to remove its controversial Chink in the Armor headline about Jeremy Lin. It took Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra a lot longer to remove a political ad that stirred up a similar backlash.
  • (Big Think)
  • LANSING – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Clark Durant debuted a TV commercial this morning in response to the controversial U.S.-Chinese debt ad of rival Pete Hoekstra. The Durant ad labels Hoekstra as a hypocritical big spender.
  • (Fremont News-Messenger)
  • DETROIT (AP) — Republican Senate hopeful Pete Hoekstra on Thursday launched a campaign ad days after taking heat for a spot that ran in Michigan before the Super Bowl featuring a young Asian woman speaking broken English.
  • (The Oakland Press)

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