Virginia U.S. Senate candidate Ed Gillespie aired a new ad about the Redskins name controversy during the first half of the Cowboys-Redskins Monday night football game.
TV AD NARRATOR: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a bill to force the Redskins to change their name. Mark Warner refused to answer if he supports the bill or not. Why won’t Warner fight the anti-Redskins bill? Why won’t he answer the question?
ED GILLESPIE: I’ll answer the question. I’ll oppose the anti-Redskins bill. Let’s focus on creating jobs, raising take-home pay and making our nation safer, and let the Redskins handle what to call their team.
His opponent, Sen. Mark Warner, has been previously asked about the Redskins name, and has avoided answering questions on taking a stance.