NCLR Asks RNC Chair Ken Mehlman to Take Down Offensive Website

When Ken Mehlman, Chair of the Republican National Committee said “We will hold nothing back” in the fight to win seats in this November’s election, apparently that even included using racist and offensive imagery in ads targeting Democratic incumbents even if they are “highly offensive” to the Hispanic community.


In a letter sent today to Republican National Committee Chair Ken Mehlman, Janet Murguía, President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., asked for the removal of a new website,, which was unveiled this week by the National Republican Senatorial Committee.


The letter states that “the website of the National Republican Senatorial Committee ( features Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow in a sombrero with a Muchas Gracias, Debbie banner. Clicking on the image takes you to a page featuring bilingual text which badly misrepresents some key policy debates to the tune of the “Mexican Hat Dance.’”

NCLR asks that this website be removed immediately.