>> 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.
>> 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.
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.
>> 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.
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.