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GOP brags they're running a 'Willie Horton-style' ad against Tim Kaine

William Horton is a felon who violated a weekend furlough program in Massachusetts to commit both rape and robbery and who, at age 65, is still in prison today. In the 1988 presidential election, George H. W. Bush’s campaign seized on the image of Horton as the prototypical scary black man, and brought up both the furlough program and Horton in debates and commercials attacking Democratic candidate Michael Dukakis.
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