Republican Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle is out with her latest controversial attack on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) immigration stance, a Monopoly-like game called "Harry Reid's Amnesty Game."
"Harry Reid thinks illegal immigration is a game but Nevada citizens know that it's all too real," reads the front page of the site, which touts the game as "fun for the whole illegal family." Angle announced the new piece on her Twitter page on Tuesday.
Visitors to the site can roll the dice and receive Chance or Community Chest cards that have phrases such as "You got deported" or "Need a college degree but you are an illegal immigrant," or even ones that allow players to "Pass Go, collect amnesty."
Each roll has information about undocumented immigration, often with Reid's position on the issue, with headlines like "Social Security Benefits" and "Drug Smuggling." Neither the Angle campaign nor the Reid campaign returned The Huffington Post's request for comment.
"Angle and her campaign's ad team will go down in history for running a dirty campaign that seeks to demonize hard-working Latino immigrants as criminals and thugs," said Frank Sharry, executive director of America's Voice, in a statement to The Huffington Post. "With Politifact labeling her claims as false, what we have is racial divisiveness on top of outright lies. This series of ads would make Lee Atwater roll over in his grave. It makes the Jesse Helms 'Hands' ad look tame."
Angle's ads and mailers on immigration have received a significant amount of attention during this campaign season. They have often pitted images of menacing-looking brown-skinned individuals against images of whites in school or with their families.
One recent mailer called Reid an "illegal alien's best friend" and showed him elevating the country of Mexico, with the word "Amnesty" written on it, in his hand.
Another ad showed a photo of "illegal aliens" who turned out not to be undocumented in any way. According to the photographer of the picture, the men were not even living in the United States. "In its naked appeal to racial animus against Latinos, it rivals the infamous 1988 'Willie Horton' ad deployed against Michael Dukakis," wrote Adam Serwer on the Washington Post's Plum Line.
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