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Pete Hoekstra: ‘Equal Pay for Equal Work’ Is a Nuisance.

As the GOP and the mainstream media (with no small amount of help from Democrats) attempt to distract women from their anti-woman policies, Republicans still cannot help themselves when it comes to making it readily apparent that the war on women — despite trite media reports to the contrary —…

Actress apologizes for appearing in Hoekstra’s Super Bowl ad

Lisa Chan, the 21-year-old Asian-American actress who appeared in U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra’s controversial ad, has apologized for her role. “I am deeply sorry for any pain that the character I portrayed brought to my communities,” she wrote on Facebook. “As a recent college grad who has spent time…

Parody mocks ‘Debbie Spenditnow’ Super Bowl ad

Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra was widely criticized for a Super Bowl ad targeting his 2012 rival, Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow. The ad used an Asian woman speaking in broken English to accuse Stabenow of helping the Chinese economy. The Asian American Action Fund described it as being “reminiscent of Asian…

NAACP: Hoekstra owes Asian community apology for Super Bowl ad

Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President of the NAACP of Detroit, called on former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) to apologize for airing a xenophobic Super Bowl ad in Michigan. “It plays on the base feelings of those who view minorities and in particular persons of color as the major economic problem,”…

Republican candidate airs racially charged ‘Debbie Spenditnow’ ad during Super Bowl

A Super Bowl ad for U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra uses an Asian woman speaking in broken English to accuse his rival, Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow, of helping the Chinese economy. “Thank you Michigan Senator Debbie Spenditnow,” the woman says in the 30-second ad as she rides her bike through…

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