House Candidate: Vote for Me ... My Wife Is Korean!

So vote for Dan Adler, because 'we minorities should stick together'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2011 6:53 AM CDT

(Newser) – Dan Adler is campaigning for Jane Harman's vacated House seat, and the California Democrat has an odd, possibly offensive reason certain people should vote for him: His wife is Korean! Oh, and he himself is Jewish, and as his odd campaign ad states, "We minorities should stick together."

On Talking Points Memo, Benjy Sarlin notes that the most "patronizing" part of the commercial is the "heavily-accented Korean immigrant woman in a laundromat awkwardly [interrupting] him throughout the ad." And in New York, Dan Amira concludes that if Adler "didn't have a Korean wife, this might one of the most racist campaign ads we've ever seen." (Read more Jane Harman stories.)

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