On Feb. 5, 2012, former Rep. Pete Hoekstra — a Republican seeking to unseat Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. — released an ad titled “Debbie-Spend-It-Now.” The ad quickly attracted public attention for its use of a young Asian woman thanking Americans, in broken English, for helping to boost the Chinese economy.
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The ad directed viewers to a website that provided additional statistical details. One of the claims on the site is that “since ObamaCare and the stimulus passed, the unemployment rate in the U.S. has increased.”