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Wed Aug 8, 2018, 10:17 AM

Nazi candidate draws write-in challenger in Chicago district

Source: Politico

A former Republican congressional staffer is launching an independent write-in campaign in the Chicago-area district where an avowed Nazi will be on the ballot in November representing the party.

Lawyer and former congressional aide Justin Hanson, of LaGrange, Ill., said he decided to throw his hat in the ring as a write-in candidate for the 3rd Congressional District after becoming incensed at seeing Holocaust denier Arthur Jones on the ballot.

"I'm running because I don't believe men like Art Jones should be allowed to go unchallenged," Hanson said in an interview. "I'm running to give residents of this community a choice. Because as it stands now, they don't have one."

Hanson faces incumbent Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) who took over representing the district from his father in 2005, and Jones, a Nazi who ran unopposed in the primary when the GOP couldn't come up with another candidate. Republicans have denounced Jones, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) even urged residents to vote Democrat to avoid showing any kind of support to Jones' Nazi views.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/08/08/nazi-candidate-challenger-justin-hanson-766715

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Reply Nazi candidate draws write-in challenger in Chicago district (Original post)
brooklynite Aug 2018 OP
Grins Aug 2018 #1
Harker Aug 2018 #4
JustABozoOnThisBus Aug 2018 #2
0rganism Aug 2018 #3
keithbvadu2 Aug 2018 #5

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 10:20 AM

1. A huge gamble.

Suppose he loses...?

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Response to Grins (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 01:20 PM

4. The goosesteppers

keep up the party's retrograde momentum. If he wins, he can claim that he's more suitable than an Illinois Nazi. Not much to hang his Stahlhelm on.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 11:49 AM

2. Why didn't Hanson run in the primary? Jones ran unopposed as a Republican.

So why waste money running in the general election? This district will vote for the Democrat by a wide margin. Hanson is going to waste money campaigning for crumbs.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 12:33 PM

3. because they're incompetent, uninterested, and/or courting racists

however, Hanson's run is clearly about saving face and covering ass for the Republican party since they're not quite ready to openly embrace the labels of racism, sexism, and xenophobia (whether or not the labels fit)

as far as i can tell, the Republican party perceives itself on a precipice. they are at the height of their power now, but it all looks downhill for them from here on out, especially if they go full bigot. the upcoming generations will not take kindly to such shit without considerable indoctrination, so they have to maintain a delicate balance of holding onto their deplorable base without fully committing hence alienating everyone under 30. thus, they take actions which seem contradictory and self-defeating because they are -- that's how they stay on the tightrope.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 04:47 PM

5. Another Nazi republican.

The Nazi is a republican, the one republicans chose.

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