"Membership in this organisation is open to any white American citizen of European, non-Jewish descent", he said.
Jones, whose website for his latest congressional run includes a section titled "The 'Holocaust Racket, '" where he calls the Holocaust "the biggest blackest lie in history", has unsuccessfully run for public office since the 1970s. The deadline was in early December. The seat will nearly certainly go to one of the two candidates facing off in the Democratic primary, incumbent Daniel Lipinski or challenger Marie Newman. An independent (Mat Tomkowiak) has already withdrawn from the election. "He does not reflect this Congressional district or its values".
The candidate, Arthur Jones, is running unopposed in the GOP primary for Illinois' 3rd Congressional District, which occupies a portion of Chicago as well as Western Springs and La Grange. Jones said to a Chicago-Times reporter.
Tim Schneider, chairman of the Rauner-allied Illinois Republican Party said in a statement to the Sun-Times over the weekend, "The Illinois Republican Party and our country have no place for Nazis like Arthur Jones".
On top of that it shows that the Illinois GOP is so feeble that a mainstream Republican candidate was not to be found, albeit for a traditionally "Democratic seat", so that the state will continue to be a one-party state with all of the failed tax and spend policies of House Speaker Michael Madigan and his minions. He also calls the white nationalists who violently clashed with counter-protesters previous year in Charlottesville "white patriots".
An actual Nazi is going to be the Republican candidate for Congress in a Chicago suburb.
"Well, it's absolutely the best opportunity in my entire political career", Jones told the Chicago Tribune. "This time they screwed up". In a statement to the Washington Post, NRCC spokesman Jesse Hunt called Jones a "fringe candidate who has been doing this for over a decade with no real connection to the GOP".
In the archived footage, a man that appears to be Jones can be seen wearing a Nazi Stormtrooper outfit and swastika armband, marching in a group and shouting into a bullhorn at a rally in Cicero. Nonetheless, statistics show increases in the presence of hate group recruitment and increases in hate crimes against minorities since the Trump inauguration.
When Jones was running in 1998, the Cook County Central Committee passed a resolution formally denouncing his candidacy because they were concerned that his nomination would be a "national embarrassment" for Republicans in the county.
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