Center for Community Change Affiliate Group Apologizes to Arizona and Ruth McClung for "White Bread" Ad

Categories: Election 2010

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Ruth McClung received an apology today for a political ad that likened her to "white bread."

The Washington D.C.-based Campaign for Community Change apologized today for mailing an ad in Arizona that likened the opponent of Congressman Raul Grijalva to "white bread."

Grijalva, a Democrat who's now infamous for urging a boycott of Arizona, barely won his election against Ruth McClung, a 28-year-old political newcomer and Republican.

The ad sent to Congressional District 7 voters was paid for by the Campaign for Community Change, which is the lobbying and election-influencing arm of the Center for Community Change. Our blog post yesterday referred to the organization being "union-backed," but we learned today that's not the whole story. It's also funded by liberal groups and rich folks like George Soros -- which seems to make the ad as hypocritical as it was reprehensible.

We left messages yesterday for both Grijalva and the Change group. Grijalva's office hasn't called back, but we were somewhat surprised -- and gratified -- to hear such a strongly worded apology from the D.C. group.

"We unequivocally apologize ... to Ruth McClung and all the people of Arizona," Jeff Parcher, spokesman for both the Center and Campaign for Community Change, tells New Times. "(The mailer) was developed and distributed by a vendor and we did not exercise proper oversight. We are regretful, because the Campaign for Community Change is committed to building an America in which we can all work together." 

McClung says she's grateful for the apology and thanked the group for it.

"I do feel like we need to unite the country," she tells us. "Our diversity makes us strong, but only if we're united."

McClung says she would consider running for office again, but hasn't made any firm decisions about her political future. For now, she's returned to her day job as a Tucson rocket scientist.



 


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lydialozano
lydialozano

Interesting new twist on what passes for "ethics" among the Lefties. You can say whatever you want, no matter how outrageous during the campaign, then apologize a week after the election and get off scott free. Pure St. Alinsky. Perhaps in 2012 that will work both ways.

GaryC
GaryC

They can't help that the group is racist... Most of them are probably bastard kids from welfare mom's...

CRiverwoman
CRiverwoman

I find it interesting that George Soro's funded group is behind these two organizations. Regardless of their apology...these folks are what I call bigots... I am sure that good old Raul feels just terrible about the inapproriate coment! Additionally, some of the comments are so off topic...did we all read the same article? Just wondering...

Tanist
Tanist

Election fraud is pretty easy when you flip the votes, especially when George Soros is involved...there is always fraud.

Exurban Jon
Exurban Jon

Of course they apologized. The election's over.

Johnny White Man
Johnny White Man

True, the Republipukes are bad for the environment. Although, gotta admit it that she's preety.

Earthdayaz
Earthdayaz

Did you know that 95% of the water supply in the U.S. is contaminated by toxic rocket fuel components? This woman is complicit in the wholesale destruction of America's natural resources!

J Curwen
J Curwen

While you'll generally find me to the left of Democrat on social issues, I have to say that's a bunch of bunk. Far too much is made of perchlorate contamination in the environment. The standards have been set for too low, while analytical technologies have improved ability to measure almost everything. The perchlorate scare is really a red herring that distracts from far more serious environmental issues.

Earthdayaz
Earthdayaz

Liar - On February 11, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a "regulatory determination" that perchlorate meets the Safe Drinking Water Act criteria for regulation as a contaminant. The Agency found that perchlorate may have an adverse effect on the health of persons and is known to occur in public water systems with a frequency and at levels that it presents a public health concern.

Perchlorate adversely affects human health by interfering with iodine uptake into the thyroid gland. In adults, the thyroid gland helps regulate the metabolism by releasing hormones, while in children, the thyroid helps in proper development. Perchlorate is becoming a serious threat to human health and water resources

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxpr...

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