A screengrab of an attack ad against Jessica Gomez, a candidate for state Senate in Southern Oregon.

A screengrab of an attack ad against Jessica Gomez, a candidate for state Senate in Southern Oregon.

Mi Voz Cuenta

Senate District 3 candidate Jessica Gomez and other Republican leaders have denounced a video circulating on social media as “hateful and racist.”

“I found it offensive, very offensive,” Gomez said of the video produced by the political action committee Mi Voz Cuenta. “This is just not healthy for our community in general.”

The video, which has simple illustrations of a forest, an ax and a chainsaw, states, “Just because someone’s name sounds Latino doesn’t mean they support programs that benefit our community. Don’t be an axe (sic). Vote for Jeff Golden for state Senate.”

Golden said he knew nothing about the video, which he said comes from a local advocacy group.

Read the full story at the Medford Mail Tribune.