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Andrew Peng @TheAPJournalist
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Michigan Rep. Bettie Cook Scott referred to her Democratic primary opponent Rep. Stephanie Chang as "ching-chang" and "the ching-chong" to multiple voters, according to @metrotimes.…
Scott is also said to have called one of Chang's campaign volunteers an “immigrant,” saying “you don’t belong here” and “I want you out of my country,” per @metrotimes.…
A Michigan state rep:

- told voters that “these immigrants from China are coming over and taking our community from us”

- called her Democratic primary opponent “the ching-chang”

- told one of Rep. Chang’s volunteers: “I want you out of my country”…
Michigan Rep. Bettie Cook Scott did not respond to @metrotimes’ requests for comment. More than a dozen community groups are now calling on Scott to apologize for using a series of racial slurs to describe her primary opponent.…
Rep. Stephanie Chang to @metrotimes: "It isn't about me. It's about an elected official disrespecting entire populations, whether they be Asian-American, immigrant, or residents of Sen. District 1 or [Cook's] own current house district."…
Not to be overlooked: Scott also told Chang’s husband, who is black, that he was a “fool” for marrying Chang.…
An update on yesterday’s story: Michigan representative apologizes for racial slurs against Asian opponent.…
Rep. Bettie Cook Scott was heard referring to Rep. Stephanie Chang and her campaign volunteers as "ching-chongs," according to @metrotimes.

She now says through a spokesman: "I deeply regret the comments I made that have proven hurtful to so many.“…
Scott: "I humbly apologize to Representative Chang, her husband, Mr. Gray, and to the broader Asian American community for those disparaging remarks... I pray she and the Asian American community can find it in their hearts to forgive me."…
Michigan Democratic Party on Scott: "We expect better from anyone who wants to call themselves a Michigan Democrat... If an individual doesn't share our fundamental values of tolerance, decency, and respect, they should find another party."…
Rep. Stephanie Chang: “Hate has no place in our state, and especially not from those elected to serve the public”
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