Furor over Internet video ad in Calif. House race

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Posted: Jun 15, 2011 6:39 PM
Furor over Internet video ad in Calif. House race

A crudely produced video depicting gun-toting black gang members spanking a white, bikini-clad California congressional candidate has set off a furor.

Democrat Janice Hahn _ who is portrayed in the Internet ad as a gyrating pole dancer _ on Wednesday called the ad vulgar, racist and sexist.

Republican Craig Huey's campaign in the 36th Congressional District issued a statement denouncing the ad and saying it had no connection to the 90-second spot.

The ad says it was funded by a group called Turn Right USA, which according to government filings is based in suburban Los Angeles.