Good news: A Holocaust denier didn’t win the Republican nomination, like he did last time. Bad news: He still got 10% of the vote.
“When I got my signatures, nobody asked me about the damn Holocaust. It’s totally irrelevant to my campaign.”
A former leader of the American Nazi Party, Arthur Jones got a quarter of the vote last time he ran for this Congressional seat in Illinois.
Jones was able to make the ballot because no one else ran in the Republican primary.
“The attempt to co-opt a decades-old, inclusive civic empowerment campaign by a white nationalist … is deeply offensive and must not be allowed.”
“I’m running because I don’t believe men like Art Jones should be allowed to go unchallenged,” he said.
“If I really believed the Holocaust had taken place, I wouldn’t have joined the Nazi Party,” he said.
So who should you be keeping an eye out for? The Forward has narrowed it down for you.
Republican Bruce Rauner denounced Arthur Jones last week but refused to endorse his Democratic opponent or recommend a write-in candidate.
One was even asked by neo-Nazi podcast hosts to stop using the n-word.