October 28, 2013

Merced mayor boots campaign volunteer over culturally insensitive email about opponent

Mayor Stan Thurston cut ties with a member of his re-election committee Monday after condemning an email the man sent that attempts to use opponent Noah Lor’s ethnicity to drum up voters. It says, Lor will “be having all of his own kind going out to vote for him” and “people that never voted before they are just voting for one thing a Vietnam for Mayor.” Lor is Hmong.

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