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.
RNC communications director Sean Spicer I'm so old I remember when the Willie Horton attack ad on 1988 Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis was considered a supremely ugly example of Republican racism and race-baiting. Bu...
The ad featuring a black murderer was used against Michael Dukakis in 1988 and the line of attack was so incendiary that Lee Atwater later regretted it. Now Republicans are using it as a model.
The Republican National Committee released an ad Monday that attacks Virginia senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine for his record as a pro bono defense attorney and staunch opponent of the death penalty. The ...
The RNC's pre-debate attack against Tim Kaine is generating attention, but not the kind of chatter Republicans were hoping for.