Former KKK grand wizard David Duke pulled a fast one on us all. He floated a congressional run, then announced a senatorial one in the state of Louisiana, seemingly emboldened by his presidential candidate, Donald Trump, and his various stances.
National Republican Senatorial Committee Executive Director Ward Baker quickly responded to the announcement.
We will not support David Duke. Several GOP candidates in LA will have a great impact on our country. He is not one of them. #LASEN
— Ward Baker (@WardBaker) July 22, 2016
So did other Louisianan senatorial candidates.
— Col. Rob Maness ret. (@RobManess) July 22, 2016
David Duke’s brand of hate is not wanted or welcome. Without question, I condemn his entrance into the race. #lasen
— John Neely Kennedy (@JohnKennedyLA) July 22, 2016
— Foster Campbell (@CampbellforLa) July 22, 2016
In fact, the LA GOP in general was pretty swift in their disavowal.
— L A G O P (@lagop) July 22, 2016
Duke has responded to their distancing themselves from him with his own video.
Duke on the Louisiana Republican Party’s disavowal of him pic.twitter.com/HS49CbSpmd
— Bryn Stole (@BrynStole) July 22, 2016
He thanked them for “coming out against” him. Interesting tactic.
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