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Pete Hoekstra's Campaign Website's "Offensive" Source Code Changed After Outcry

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Tuesday, February 7 2012

As if "chop suey fonts" and obvious graphic allusions to the stereotype of the Chinese as the Yellow Peril weren't controversial enough, the group that created an incendiary microsite for former Rep. Pete Hoekstra's ... Read More

Controversial Hoekstra Microsite Targeting Debbie Stabenow Created By The Prosper Group

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, February 6 2012

Hoeksterical or Hokey? Michigan Senate Candidate Pete Hoekstra's New Web Site Strikes A Nerve

Michigan Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra has caused a firestorm in the past 24 hours with a new campaign ad that depicts China as a young woman riding a bike in a rural area speaking in broken English. The thirty second ... Read More

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