LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is criticizing the controversial and racially charged writings of three statehouse candidates in his home state of Arkansas in a radio ad Democrats are airing through much of the state.
The Democratic Black Caucus began airing the 60-second spot Friday as part of a $10,000 advertising buy. Clinton says in the ad that the views of some Republicans are out of touch with the state's values. He singles out writings by Rep. Jon Hubbard, Rep. Loy Mauch and House hopeful Charlie Fuqua without naming them.
In separate books, Hubbard wrote that slavery was a blessing in disguise and Fuqua advocated deporting all Muslims. Mauch called Abraham Lincoln a war criminal and defended slavery in dozens of letters to a Little Rock newspaper.