WaPo editorial: 'Sad' it took attack in New York to make group realize ad was 'out of bounds'
An ad depicting a rampaging truck driver who supports Virginia's Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie has been canceled after a truck attack occurred in New York City, killing eight.
Latino Victory Fund pulled the ad following the truck attack and issued a statement claiming that the ad was able to "ruffle feathers" as they expected. The organization's president Cristóbal J. Alex did not apologize but merely said "events" caused them to remove the ad.
"We knew our ad would ruffle feathers. We held a mirror up to the Republican Party, and they don't like what they see," Alex said. "We have decided to pull our ad at this time."
"Given recent events, we will be placing other powerful ads into rotation that highlight the reasons we need to elect progressive leaders in Virginia," he added.