Update: Pro-enforcement candidate Mark Gonsalves defeated Michael Corbin in a landslide.
We are getting contacts from Republicans in Georgia’s 7th District about one of the candidates in the GOP runoff. We hope it’s not what it looks like, because it looks a lot like race baiting.
The two Republicans in the runoff are Michael Corbin and Mark Gonsalves. GA07 includes part of metro-Atlanta’s Gwinnett County.
Corbin has an interesting but confusing entry open his “About me” page on his campaign website apparently not about race, or something:
“As a loving husband of someone of color and having multicultural children. I don’t see race; I see the woman and children that I love, not color.”
While I haven’t seen his Facebook page, Republican candidate Michael Corbin also has a Twitter post about “racism” and says his opponent has “announced support for books with caricatures of African Americans as monkeys…”
Mark Gonsalves, who I have known and respected for years, sent over a couple of photos of the book in question that was apparently marketed at a Gwinnett GOP meeting.
The book is an obvious parody of Dr. Suess’ Cat in the Hat yarn for children.
Related: Video of Corbin and Gonsalves remarks from the Gwinnett GOP Breakfast this Saturday
More on candidate Michael Corbin