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"Give Us Your Cash!": Most Offensive Political Video Ever?

Ryan Faughnder |
June 14, 2011 | 9:33 p.m. PDT

Senior News Editor

The campaign for Jane Harman's congressional seat in California's 36th district took a turn for the weird this week when the independent conservative group Turn Right USA released an inflamatory video ad depicting L.A. city councilwoman Janice Hahn as supporting violent gangs.

It takes Hahn's support of the practice of using reformed gang members as peer counselors for troubled youth and distorts it to a ludicrous degree, implying that Hahn funds gang violence and rape. 

See below:

The rap ad, called "Give Us Your Cash, Bitch!" has been denounced as "offensive," "racist" and sexist by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Hahn's supporters and countless media groups. Huey's campaign has also denounced the ad. Huey is not mentioned in the video. 

The video's director is Ladd Ehlinger, Jr., who previously achieved internet fame and notoriety for his comparatively benign advertisement in support of Dale Peterson's campaign for Alabama agriculture commissioner. Watch it below to wash the taste from your mouth:

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