Republican Mayoral Campaign Tweets Racist Image At Cory Booker
As the race for the New Jersey Senate seat continues, Republican candidate Steve Lonegan and his team of ride-or-die
racists campaign workers are taking the classes route early on in the competition.
via The Grio
Republican Steve Lonegan’s campaign team tweeted a racially charged image, mentioning his Democratic opponent Newark mayor Cory Booker, and then quickly deleted it.
Lonegan, the former Bogota, N.J. mayor, and Booker are both in the running for a New Jersey Senate seat.
According to Politico, the tweet, sent out Monday at the beginning of the Democratic primary debate, read, “#breaking just leaked – Cory Booker’s foreign policy debate prep notes.”
Below the text was an image that showed the map of Newark. Different sections were circled and labeled, “West Africa, Portugal, Brazil and Guyana.” Another section was labeled, “Middle East” with “Afghanistan, Pakistan PLUS Bangladesh and Trinidad” underneath.
“Steve didn’t find it funny or reflective of the way he thinks and asked that it be taken down immediately,” Lonegan adviser Rick Shaftan told Politico. ”And, as you know, it was.”
Although Lonegan says he was too fond of the image which was why it was taken down, he could have also just as easily been doing some quick damage control. Check out the image that was tweeted below:
Do you find this racist?