GOP Senate candidate Braun drops immigration ad after outcry

(Photo supplied/Indiana Senate Republcians)

ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — A U.S. Senate candidate from Indiana is discontinuing a television ad featuring an Uber driver and an Indianapolis Colts player who were killed in a suspected drunken-driving crash by a person in the country illegally.

Republican Mike Braun told The (Angola) Herald Republican on Saturday he didn’t expect the negative reaction it received.

Deb Monroe, widow to Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe, previously told The Associated Press that the ad “devastated” her family and called on Braun to take it down.

Monroe and Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson were killed Feb. 4 in Indianapolis.

The ad narrated by Braun called for a crackdown on immigration and displayed pictures of Monroe and Jackson, along with the mug shot of Manuel Orrego-Savala, a Guatemalan man charged in the crash.

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Rich Frantz March 5, 2018 at 10:56 pm

Republician Mike Braun is letting the minority of the voters, the progressive’s & I do mean the minority try to control the outcome of the voting by harassment. I do agree with Mr. Braun we need to do something. We know that the progressives that harass candidates have been taking a toll on some good people. They make the noise, then they get tired of the constant bombardment of lies, but they will not do anything about the problem.

We don't talk about it....Shhhhhhhh! March 6, 2018 at 6:33 am

By all means don’t run an add that tells the truth about illegals! Adds have to be full of fake news and politically on the left to be acceptable. Come on Mike…we all know this. Just let me know where to send my check to the illegals family because I am sure they are offended as well.


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