GOP Ad On Eve Of Virginia Election Features Anti-Muslim, Anti-Gay Undertones

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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Expanding on an earlier report about the Virginia State Senate candidacy of Jill Holtzman Vogel and the lobbying interests of her husband, Alex, PageOneQ has learned of a mailer, with anti-gay and anti-Muslim overtones, being sent by the Republican Party of Virginia on behalf of her campaign. The cards were sent to arrive in mailboxes less than one week prior to election day, November 6th, and after the endorsements of the areas largest papers. Prior to the mailing, the Washington Post had endorsed Holtzman Vogel. (A message left with Washington Post editor Len Downie was not returned as of the writing of this article.)

Holtzman Vogel, who fought a bitterly contested primary battle against social conservative Mark Tate, is running for an open seat. The mailer attacks Vogel's opponent Karen Schultz, criticizing her "liberal record" and usage of "image consultants" and "slick mailings." It goes on to highlight other candidates her consulting firm has supported, specifically writing about a Muslim man and a lesbian woman.

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