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Running Anti-Muslim Campaigns “A Losing Strategy,” Report Finds

posted on October 22, 2018

POLITICO’s Nolan D. McCaskill writes about a 2018 pre-election report issued by Muslim Advocates, a civil rights group based in Oakland, California, which concludes that candidates who express anti-Muslim sentiment are unlikely to win their races. Of a poll, McCaskill writes, “Seventy-one percent said it is inappropriate for candidates to speak negatively about Muslims during their campaigns.” McCaskill adds that California Republican Representative Duncan Hunter may be running the most anti-Muslim campaign: “In an ad, Hunter alleges that his opponent changed his name multiple times ‘to hide his family’s ties to terrorism’ and concludes that Campa-Najjar is a ‘security risk,’ before closing with an image of Hunter clad in military gear.”