Today’s Slimiest Election Mailer


The blog Blue Virginia flags what is possibly the most offensive mailer of this election season. The mailer targets Patrick Forrest, an openly gay Republican candidate for state Senate in the 32nd district of Virginia. It’s not exactly subtle:

The mailers claim to come from the group Our Heritage USA, which as Blue Virginia notes, doesn’t exist in any of the state or federal election databases. The address it lists is this parking lot in Lynchburg:

Fact:

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  • Kate Sheppard was a staff reporter in Mother Jones' Washington bureau from 2009 to 2013. She is now a senior reporter and the energy and environment editor at The Huffington Post. She can be reached by email at kate (dot) sheppard (at) huffingtonpost (dot) com and you can follow her on Twitter @kate_sheppard.