RNC Touted Report Calling Their Tim Kaine Ad ‘Willie-Horton Style,’ Then Deleted Tweets


The Twitter accounts of both the GOP and one of the RNC’s chief strategists seemed today to want to tout a report referring to one of their ads as “Willie Horton-style.”

This is the ad in question, which does feel rather similar to the infamous Horton ad, in which the RNC goes after Tim Kaine for defending “the worst kind of people” as a lawyer:

Roll Call, which exclusively reported on the ad earlier, went with the headline “Exclusive: Republicans Launch Willie Horton-Style Attack on Kaine.”

RNC chief strategist Sean Spicer tweeted it out, as did the official GOP account:


These tweets have since been deleted, probably for the obvious reason:

But even though he took the tweet down, Spicer publicly said the RT wasn’t an endorsement (even if, well, it was):

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