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The politics television station C-SPAN is sending its bus on a road trip around Alaska later this month, and residents of Juneau, Fairbanks and Anchorage will have a chance to check out its onboard television studio and take pop quizzes.
C-SPAN is holding public events in Juneau on June 18 and 19, in Fairbanks on June 22 and June 23 and in Anchorage on June 25, 26 and 27.
The bus is on a tour of all 50 state capitals to promote the 40-year-old station.
C-SPAN, a nonprofit company, is essentially a national version of Alaska’s popular “Gavel to Gavel” program, which covers the state Legislature. C-SPAN broadcasts…
Bus tours have become a staple of the American political campaign, but one candidate for governor in the state of Georgia, Michael Williams, wants you to know that his is different: “It’s not going to be one of those pansy political bus tours.”
In a video released on Wednesday, emerging from a grey, prison corrections-style vehicle, the self-proclaimed “fearless conservative” Williams said he planned to “fill this bus with illegals and send them back to where they came from”. The video coincided with a campaign tour beginning on Wednesday to a handful of Georgia so-called sanctuary cities, which limit their cooperation with the federal government’s efforts to enforce immigration law.
On the bus’s rear it reads: “Murderers, rapists, kidnappers, child molestors [sic] and other criminals on board.” Just below, the lettering adds: “Follow me to Mexico.”
The stunt was just the latest escalation in a Republican primary contest for the gubernatorial race, where anti-immigrant rhetoric, specifically that targeting Hispanic residents, has been a featured and enduring trope. Williams’ “deportation bus” is effectively just a one-up of fellow challenger Brian Kemp’s campaign ad last week in which he boasted: “I’ve got a big truck in case I need to round up criminal illegals and take them home myself.”
Azadeh Shahshahani, the Legal and Advocacy Director of the Georgia-based civil rights advocacy organization Project South, said the focus “is not unusual in Georgia at all. It is something we’ve seen year after year”.
But the talk has undoubtedly become cruder and more crass as insulting notions of “political correctness” have become a virtue in conservative circles. “The standard has been lowered so much in this election that it’s truly horrifying,” she added.
The frontrunner and current lieutenant governor, Casey Cagle, hasn’t been as theatrical as Kemp or Williams, but has pushed a hard line on the issue from his office and on the campaign trail too. In campaign ads he’s described himself as “Leading The Fight Against…