Democrats dropped an ad that Hispanics had criticized as unfairly depicting illegal immigrants as terrorists.
The ad had disappeared from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s Web site Thursday. A link that had led to the advertisement now leads to a different ad.
No announcement was made about what happened to the ad. A DSCC spokesman did not return phone calls and an e-mail message seeking comment.
Democratic and Republican Hispanics had complained Wednesday about the ad. The 35-second ad questioned GOP homeland security and anti-terrorism policies. It featured images of Osama bin Laden and North Korea’s Kim Jong Il and two people scaling a border fence and the words “Feel Safer?”
Houston City Councilwoman Carol Alvarado, a Democrat, was among those who asked the DSCC to pull the ad. She said it could alienate Latino voters. The Republican National Hispanic Assembly and Latino groups also criticized the ad.