TPM: Alicia Ping pulls support from Pete Hoekstra after 'racist' Super Bowl ad
Republican Washtenaw County Commissioner Alicia Ping is throwing her support behind GOP Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra’s rival in the wake of Hoekstra's controversial Super Bowl commercial, Talking Points Memo reports.
Ping, whose grandparents emigrated from China, called the ad, which featured an Asian woman speaking broken English and thanking U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow for spending so much money in China, “offensive and racist.”
Ping served on the Saline City Council for 11 years before resigning to become commissioner.
Watch the ad below: