Bill Halter, Blanche Lincoln denounce ad as offensive

    5:09 PM, May 3, 2010   |    comments
    Lt. Gov. Bill Halter
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    The Americans for Job Security ad began airing Monday and features Indian-American actors thanking Halter while superimposed in front of various street scenes in India.

    Both Halter and his rival for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Blanche Lincoln, have denounced the ad as offensive. The Arkansas chapter of the AFL-CIO, which has endorsed Halter, has dubbed it "horribly racist."

    Stephen DeMaura, the president of the pro-business group responsible for the ad, says he has no plans to pull it and that it will run for two weeks.

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