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Ebola becomes a big issue in this Senate race

Delaware Republican Senate candidate Kevin Wade is taking a jab at Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) over Ebola in a new campaign ad released Thursday.

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Coons this week criticized quarantines of American health care workers returning from West Africa and as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa, he’s put himself out front on how the U.S. should respond.

The new Wade ad began airing first on WMDT-TV, then on other statewide cable stations in Delaware. It shows a person in a hazmat suit holding a sign about how Coons opposed banning flights and asks, “Is Coons protecting the people of Delaware or being politically correct?”

Earlier this month, Coons tweeted out an article in The New Republic headlined “Stop Freaking out About America’s Single Ebola Death and Start Worrying About West Africa.” In a follow-up tweet, Coons clarified that he just tweeted out the title of the article.

Stop Freaking Out About America’s Single Ebola Death, and Start Worrying About West Africa http://t.co/fdkYeaPSpu via @CitizenCohn and @tnr

— Senator Chris Coons (@ChrisCoons) October 12, 2014

 

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