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Fri Jul 13, 2018, 02:24 PM

Don't Vote For Our Anti-Semitic Nominee, California Republican Party Says

The California Republican Party and its top statewide candidate are urging citizens in the 11th Congressional District not to vote for the party’s nominee because of his anti-Semitic statements and Holocaust denial.

John Fitzgerald was the only Republican running in the reliably-Democratic district’s all-party primary last month, earning himself just under 25% of the vote and advancing to November’s general election. Fitzgerald’s campaign website questions the Holocaust, criticizes “Jewish supremacism” and falsely claims that Jews played a “prominent role” in the African slave trade.

California does not allow write-in candidates in general elections, forcing Republican voters in the Bay Area’s eastern suburbs to choose in November between voting for Fitzgerald, his incumbent Democratic opponent Rep. Mark DeSaulnier or skipping the race entirely. Republican officials were clear when asked by the Forward: anything but the Holocaust denier.

“Voters will have to choose between not voting in the race and choosing the incumbent,” state party spokesperson Matt Fleming told the Forward. “We just ask that they don’t vote for John Fitzgerald.”


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Frankly, I am surprised. Anti-Semitism is low-hanging fruit for many.

See also: These 9 Candidates Have Ties To White Nationalists Or Nazis -- And They're All Republicans

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Behind the Aegis Jul 2018 OP
msongs Jul 2018 #1
Solly Mack Jul 2018 #2
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Fri Jul 13, 2018, 02:43 PM

1. every repub candidate should be linked with this guy and branded by his beliefs nt

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Fri Jul 13, 2018, 02:46 PM

2. I think maybe it's only because the asshole is so open about his hate.

Republicans prefer dog whistles and code words they can deny by saying that wasn't what they meant at all.

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Fri Jul 13, 2018, 02:49 PM

3. ita with msongs

He was supposed to use dog whistles and coded language.

It's always 'there' - you know what I mean? It's always there, has been there - just now they are emboldened.

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