Minnesota GOP Not Pleased With Sexist Video

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A rather sexist political web video has grabbed some attention around the web today, and with good reason: it is very sexist.


Several outlets have reported on the YouTube video featuring photos of Republican women backgrounded by the Tom Jones song "Who's That Lady?" followed by some photos of female Democrats shown to "Who Let the Dogs Out?"

The video was released by a Republican Party unit, akin to a county committee, in Senate District 56, and the Minnesota Republican Party is quick to point out that this is NOT their doing. They are, in fact, none too pleased with it.

"It was down before we even knew it was up, and obviously it's wrong and obviously it's inappropriate," Minnesota GOP spokesman Mark Drake said.

"I think some people from the party have been in touch with them," Drake said when asked if the state party has called the Senate District 56 Republicans to scold them about the web ad. "I don't think anyone's pleased that it was up."

The ad has been flagged as inappropriate on YouTube and removed from the Senate District 56 Republicans' website. Democrats and Republicans have denounced the video today as it has made the rounds; count the Minnesota GOP among them.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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