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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:12 PM

MoveOn raises concerns against congressional candidacy of Charles Barron

MoveOn.org joined a growing list of groups and individuals to raise concerns about the congressional candidacy of New York City Councilman Charles Barron.

The online liberal group blasted an e-mail criticizing the candidacy of Barron in New York’s Eighth Congressional District in the Democratic primary against Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries. The two are vying to replace retiring 24-year incumbent Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.).

The organization is the latests to raise concern about Barron, who has expressed support for dictators like Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and the late Muammar Qaddafi of Libya and has called Israel a terrorist state.

The e-mail, signed by MoveOn’s campaign director Daniel Mintz and senior strategist Levana Layendecker, says Barron “is one of those people … who don’t belong in elected office.”


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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:11 PM

1. I live in brooklyn too and I have been watching him for over a decade and he is...

...NUTS. He burns his bridges to everyone. Elected officials do not like him, and do not work with him here in NYC. He has no record of getting any bills passed in the city council. He calls you a racist if you don't agree with him. God help us if he is elected. Although it might be fun watching him yell at some republicans.

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Fri Jun 22, 2012, 01:20 PM

2. David Duke endorses Barron

A shared hostility toward Israel is apparently what it takes for an ex-Ku Klux Klan leader to endorse a black Democrat from Brooklyn.

David Duke, the former KKK Grand Wizard who served as a Republican congressman from Louisiana, has spoken out in support of New York City politician Charles Barron, citing his opposition to Israel. “I certainly agree with Barron that Israel is the worst rogue, terrorist state on earth,” Duke says in the statement, posted Wednesday on YouTube.

“Barron is certainly right about Zionist control of our media and our government and the treason that’s existed in our Congress,” he later adds.

Duke, whose YouTube account describes the statement as a “qualified endorsement,” goes on to criticize Barron’s positions on race-related issues, but blames “Zionists” for sowing discord between white and black Americans. “The Zio-masters want constant conflict between the two groups so that they can utilize a divide-and-conquer strategy over us all,” he claims.


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