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Washington House candidate deletes online ad featuring shotgun blast aimed at elephant pinata
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, July 12, 2014 6:33 PM EDT
A Democrat running for Congress in conservative central Washington has removed an online campaign video that showed him blasting an elephant-shaped piñata with a shotgun.
The campaign removed the video from YouTube on Saturday. In a statement emailed to The Associated Press, Beltran spokesman Grady O'Brien said the purpose of the ad was to call attention to a "do-nothing Congress."
The 30-year-old Beltran is one of a dozen candidates running to replace retiring Republican Rep. Doc Hastings in the 4th District. The primary will be held Aug. 5.