The DCCC stood by the flier.
“The flier is factual, a part of the public record, and has been in the press many times -— voters deserve to know Davis’s record,” DCCC spokeswoman Jennifer Crider said in a statement.
Republicans, however, blasted the campaign strategy.
“This is a despicable move even for the DCCC,” said Ken Spain, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). “False accusations and race-baiting politics have no place in our public discourse, and if Democrats want to continue to pursue this line of attack, then it will backfire in November.”
Childers spokesman Terry R. Cassreino distanced the campaign from the mailer: “It’s not from our campaign, and we know nothing about it. We are totally focused today on reminding as many voters as possible to get out and vote.”