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>> Raped by an illegal given sanction.>> As Republicans try to hang on to control of Congress, fear is on the ballot in November.>> She will never be the same.>> GOP candidates and groups that support them are following President Trump's lead using insidiary rhetoric about immigrants to motivate voters.
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>> The criminals out, the drug lords, the gang members.>> Mexican drug lords. MS-13 gang members.>> In 2012, immigration was mentioned in only 1% of republican commercials according to ad data reviewed by Reuters. This year the issue has been elevated to a core republican priority. 20% of pro-republican ads and congressional races cited immigration.
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According to Reuters analysis of Kantar Media Cmag data on broadcast ads through October 15th. The ads often depict boarder crossers in the same tone used by the President.>> Letting thugs go rather than helping kick them out of the country.>> It's a message that's resonating even in states with small immigrant populations and far from the Mexican border.
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>> Well, Montana is part of the United States of America. So immigration matters to me.>> The issue boosted by recent news of another migrant caravan approaching the United States.>> And in that Caravan, you have some very bad people.>> Keep dangerous criminals out.>> A lot of the messaging is that odds with the facts.
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The Republican talking point that immigrants bring crime is not supported by evidence.>> The Democrats want open borders, which means lots of crime.>> Trump has framed the November elections as a referendum on his tough immigration policies.>> I'll stand with President Trump.>> A rallying cry that GOP candidates are latching onto with a vengeance.
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>> Build that wall.