Former GOP Rep. Klansman David Duke May Run for President in 2012
Controversial nativist David Duke, former Republican representative of Louisiana and Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, has announced he will explore seeking the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States.
David Duke fired up the White supremacist/nationalist base of the Right Wing when he declared on internet radio on election night, November 4, 2008, that the election of President Obama marked a “ …. night of tragedy and sadness.” He advised his listening audience that “We as European Americans have to rally for our survival.”
According to reporting from the Daily Beast on July 4, 2011, in addition to David Duke, others from within the supremacist/nationalist movement, including current and former Neo Nazis, neo-Confederates and Ku Klux Klansmen, have been distributing campaign literature, highlighting the current unemployment rate in the U.S. under an African American president and have been seeking political offices in local elections since the U.S. presidential election of 2008. The claim has been made that high unemployment and an African American U.S. president, as well as illegal immigration, provides the proof White people need to “ …. take a stand.”
David Duke served in the Louisiana House of Representatives and as the Republican executive-committee chair in his district until 2000.
David Duke has ….
.... a significant following online. His videos go viral. This month, he’s launching a tour of 25 states to explore how much support he can garner for a potential presidential bid. He hasn’t considered running for serious office since the early '90s, when he won nearly 40 percent of the vote ....
.... during his campaign for governor of Louisiana in 1991.
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