Conservative PAC supporting Missouri governor draws charges of racism

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Uniting Missouri PAC is drawing attention for images used to attack the Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nicole Galloway

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A conservative political action committee in Missouri is facing accusations of racism after posting a website that uses images of violent protests and photos of Black politicians to attack the Democratic candidate for governor on her support for police.

Nicole Galloway, Missouri’s state auditor, is trying to unseat Republican Gov. Mike Parson, a former sheriff running on a “law-and-order” platform. The website recently set up by the Uniting Missouri PAC has the heading, “Nicole Galloway’s anti-policing allies” and says, “If you want to know where Galloway stands, look at who she supports.”

The site includes photos of Black politicians and activists Cori Bush and Rasheen Aldridge of St. Louis, and Clem Smith, a Black man who is the acting chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party. Also pictured are mixed-race members of the Sunrise Movement. Video in the background shows violent scenes from protests.

Several Democrats along with St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Tony Messenger and an the Kansas City Star editorial…



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