The AFL-CIO's super PAC Workers' Voice is out with a new set of web ads in Virginia depicting Republican Senate candidate George Allen as racist. Allen famously used the word "macaca" to describe an Indian-American tracker at a campaign event during his 2006 Senate race. Allen is in a close race against former Democratic Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine.
Workers' Voice is putting $54,000 into web ads hitting Allen in Northern Virginia over a range of race-related controversies. One ad says Allen "hung a Confederate flag in his living room," another that he "voted against MLK Day" and another that he "kept a noose in his law office." One ad just says "Macaca."
A Workers' Voice official said the ads will focus on voters in Northern Virginia and Richmond, both union members and non-union members, and particularly African-American and Latino voters.