PAC won’t pull ad suggesting ‘lynching’ if Democrats win

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A political action committee says it’s not pulling a widely condemned radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch African-Americans if they win in midterm elections in Arkansas next month.

Vernon Robinson with Black Americans for the President’s Agenda said Friday that the group won’t cancel the radio ad running in the Little Rock area in support of Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill.

He said the group also won’t pull a similar ad he says is airing in Missouri.

Hill and his Democratic challenger have condemned the Arkansas ad in which a woman says “white Democrats will be lynching black folk again.”

Robinson says that ad is scheduled to run through Friday and that it is part of a $50,000 buy.

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