A Holocaust denier and avowed neo-Nazi won the GOP nomination Tuesday night for a congressional seat in Illinois.
Arthur Jones, 70, ran uncontested on the Republican line for the 3rd Congressional District and was declared the winner by the Associated Press shortly after polls closed.
Jones will face the winner of the hotly contested Democratic race between conservative incumbent Rep. Dan Lipinski and liberal newcomer Marie Newman.
The state GOP has long disavowed Jones and has no plans to help him in a suburban Chicago race that’s considered a lock for whoever wins the Democratic primary.
Jones told the Chicago Sun-Times back in February he’s a former leader of the American Nazi Party.
On his campaign website, one tab is labeled: “Holocaust?” There he posts propaganda aimed at disproving the Nazi genocide before and during World War II.
In a statement released Tuesday, Illinois GOP chairman Tim Schneider distanced his party from Jones: “He is a Nazi whose disgusting, bigoted views have no place in our nation’s discourse.”
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