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RNC Releases 'Willie Horton'-Style Ad Against Tim Kaine

Ahead of Tuesday's debate, the Republican National Committee has taken a page from Lee Atwater's book and launched an ad attacking Tim Kaine for being a defense attorney. Richard Lee Whitley was convicted of murdering a 63 year-old neighbor in Fairfax County, while Lem Tuggle was found guilty of raping, sodomizing and murdering a 52-year old woman from Smyth County. While numerous executions took place on Kaine's watch as Virginia governor, he had come up as a defense attorney working to keep people convicted of capital offenses from facing the death penalty.
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