California campaign flier evokes Holocaust

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A city council candidate in Central California is apologizing after religious leaders and his opponent say he featured an image that resembles a Nazi concentration camp on a campaign flier.

Fresno District 7 candidate Mike Wells tells the Fresno Bee (http://bit.ly/Rowl3l) he asked his graphic designer to find a photo that showed urban blight, but he didn't check the origins of the image she selected. The flier included barbed wire and a skull and bones and accused incumbent Councilman Clint Olivier of selling out Fresno neighborhoods. It went out over the weekend.

Religious leaders said at a news conference on Monday that a building used in the flier resembled the Auschwitz concentration camp. They joined Olivier in condemning the image.

Wells says the graphic designer has been dismissed from his campaign.

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Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com