GOP welfare ad raises ire of blacks, Indians, Hispanics

Thursday, October 14th 2004, 6:24 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Blacks, Hispanics and American Indians are accusing Republicans of race-baiting in Oklahoma's Senate race.

They were referring to a television ad that shows images of Hispanics and dark hands receiving welfare payments.

The ad attacks Democratic candidate Brad Carson's voting record on immigration.

In a news conference today, the minority group members called on Carson's Republican opponent, Tom Coburn, to disavow the ad.

The ad was paid for by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and a spokesman for Coburn said he could not disavow the ad because he was not responsible for it.