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David Duke, Emboldened By Racism At The Top Of GOP Ticket, Running For Senate

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Democratic Party today issued the following statement in response to news reports that former Ku Klux Klan wizard, David Duke, has announced his candidacy as a Republican for the U.S. Senate:


“The recurrence of a cancer like David Duke was encouraged and made possible by the toxic climate of racism and fear-mongering dominating the Republican party in this election cycle,” said Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party. “With the GOP having formally nominated a sexist, xenophobic demagogue, and with their statewide candidates here in Louisiana working to elect that same sort of hatred and divisiveness to the presidency— it’s inevitable that a racist horror like Duke would be emboldened to run, and to run as a Republican. This is the climate they created: David Duke and Donald Trump are the twisted face of the Republican Party.”