RACIST CAMPAIGNS 2018, BY STATE

ARIZONA (4)


1. Target MUSLIMS, LATINOS In Arizona's District 1 House race, Northern Arizona University Republicans while posing as Muslim and Mexican communists making a campaign donation to a Rep. Tom O'Halleran's campaign, in an apparent sting attempt. 2. Target: MUSLIMS, BLACK PEOPLE In Arizona's District 4 House race, Incumbant Rep. Paul Gosar has a long history of bigoted rhetoric. His siblings, six of whom have come forward to tell voters to vote for his competitor, David Brill, would know. 3. Target: MEXICANS Nick Pierson who says he is "just as Mexican" as Raul Grijalva, who he's hoping to unseat in Arizona District 3, nonetheless unapologetically used Grijalva's ethnicity for his attacks, saying he is: "not a good example of a Mexican, not a good example of a Mexican-American." 4. Target: REFUGEES David Garcia has been widely endorsed as the best candidate for Arizona governor, but, the Republican Governors have decided that he's a threat to ICE and their systematic removal of refugee children from their parents and deportation or adopting them out to U.S. citizens.




ARKANSAS (1)


In the District 2 race for Arkansas State House m ailers for candidate French Hill feature misleading and racist attacks against immigrants, apparently as a fear-mongering tactic to get out the bigot vote against Clarke Tucker.




CALIFORNIA (4)


1. Target: JEWISH PEOPLE, MINORITIES In California's 11th District John Fitzgerald's well-known sympathies for white supremacy and Holocaust denials go up against Mark deSaulnier's record. 2. Target: ALL MINORITIES California's 43rd District race has Edwin Duterte going straight to the white nationalists for support in his attempt to beat C ongresswoman Maxine Waters. 3. Target: CHINESE PEOPLE District 48 finds Dana Rohrabacher and his racist trope about Chinese people eating dogs, up against Harley Rouda. 4. Target: MUSLIMS In the District 50 election Duncan Hunter's false claims about his Muslim competitor, Ammar Campa-Najjar are giving the race much focus from the press.




FLORIDA (2*)


1. Target: BLACK PEOPLE Between Ron deSantis' and his supporters attacking Andrew Gillum's race, it's unclear if deSantis really wants to get elected as Florida's governor, or thinks dog whistles to white supremacists are the way to win. *2. Mayor of Tampa is not a midterm election. It will not be held until March 2019. Target: BLACK PEOPLE Tampa's Neo-Nazi's are "showing up" to harass voters by disrupting the November elections with confusion about the Mayoral election -- which won't happen until March 2019. And, the police chief "candidate" (known for his department's gross racial disparities in arrests for low-level crimes) they're supporting isn't even on the ballot.




GEORGIA (1)


Target: BLACK PEOPLE Brian Kemp has used his power as Georgia Secretary of State to benefit his campaign, by continuing with his efforts to keep tens of thousands of poor and Black voters out of polls on November 6, apparently believing it's the only way he can beat popular Stacey Abrams in the governor race there.




IOWA (1)


Target: ALL MINORITIES Rep. Steve King enjoys the support of white nationalists including David Duke and Richard Spencer, in his 4th District race for House against J.D. Scholten, for King's long history of neo-Nazi sympathizing. Target: BLACK PEOPLE Bill Falwell hates a lot of people, but, his disproportionate preference for conspiracy theories about Beyonce, JayZ, Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Colin Powell and others suggest Black people rank high on his target list. He's running against incumbent Cheri Bustos for Illinois District 17.




IDAHO (1)


Target: WOMEN OF COLOR Senator Bob Nononi, who is running for Lt. Governor, believes that any woman who has an abortion should be arrested and given the death penalty.




ILLINOIS (2)


1. Target: ALL MINORITIES Even his own party calls Arthur Jones out for his unabashed neo-Nazism. Still he won the primary to run against Dan Lipinski for Illinois District 3. 2. BLACK PEOPLE Bill Falwell seem to hate a lot of people, but, his disproportionate preference for conspiracy theories about Beyonce, JayZ, Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Colin Powell and others suggest Black people rank high on his target list. He's running against incumbent Cheri Bustos for Illinois District 17.




KENTUCKY (1)


Target: ALL MINORITIES Everett Corley wants to win the race for majority minority populated Kentucky District 43 by appealing to white nationalists and other racists, in his attempt to beat Charles Booker to the position.




MAINE (1)


Target: MEXICANS In Maine District 23 Rich Donaldson is highlighting his hatred for Mexicans in his hopes to unseat Eloise Vitelli.




MINNESOTA (4)


Target: MUSLIMS, IMMIGRANTS It's nearly impossible to discern what Doug Wardlow stands for, since his campaign seems solely focused on endless false and misleading claims and dogwhistle anti-Muslim accusations against Keith Ellison, who he's running against for Minnesota Attorney General. Target: BLACK PEOPLE, IMMIGRANTS Former shock jock Jason Lewis can't escape his racist rhetoric as he fights to keep his District 2 seat from Angie Craig. Target: MICHELLE OBAMA Karin Housley might regret posting racist vitriol about Michelle Obama, while she competes with Tina Smith for Al Franken's old Senate seat. Target: Native Americans Best known as the "Worst Candidate in America," Jim Hagedorn's history of racist rhetoric is just another reason many wonder why he's running against Dan Feehan for Minnesota District 1.




MONTANA (1)


Target: BLACK PEOPLE, MUSLIMS Competing against Jon Tester for District 45, Matt Rosendale has lots of experience targeting minorities from his years as adminstrator for a notoriously bigoted Tea Party Facebook page.




NORTH CAROLINA (1)


Target: JEWISH PEOPLE, ALL MINORITIES White supremacist Matt Rosendale thinks "God is a racist" and that Jewish people descend from Satan make for good campaign themes in his race against Baptist pastor Garland Pierce, for North Carolina's District 48.




NEW JERSEY (3)


1. Target: ASIAN PEOPLE The NJ GOP distributed campaign materials with cartoonish Asian-style font to send a racist signal about Andy Kim's heritage in his efforts to win the District 3 senate seat. 2. Target: MUSLIMS, BLACK PEOPLE Seth Grossman's white nationalist leanings and claims like "diversity leads to Muslims killing Christians,” and “Kwanzaa is a fake holiday made by black racists to divide America," are so bad the National Republican Reelection Committee has asked him to withdraw his bid to win New Jersey District 2 from incumbent Jeff Van Drew. Target: BLACK PEOPLE Fred Gattuso is so problematic groups of faith and civic leaders have begged him to stop his campaign for Cartetet mayor against incumbant Dan Reiman.




NEVADA (1)


Target: MUSLIMS, BLACK LIVES MATTER (BLM) Competing against Susie Lee for Nevada District 3, Danny Tarkanian has lots of experience targeting minorities from his years as adminstrator for a notoriously bigoted Tea Party Facebook page.




NEW YORK (1)


Target: BLACK PEOPLE Antonio Delgado has Republicans nervous, so the Congressional Leadership Fund has stooped to personal, bigoted attacks against his campaign for the District 19 seat.




PENNSYLVANIA (2)


1. Target: MUSLIMS, IMMIGRANTS Scott Wagner's claim that Muslims and Immigrants are like a "raccoon infestation," that only Trump can fix is getting much attention in his efforts to beat incumbant Governor Tom Wolf. 2. Target: IMMIGRANTS, JEWISH PEOPLE Lou Barletta brings "war with immigrants," and, his history as having been sympathetic to Holocaust deniers to his attempt to unseat Bob Casey for his Senate seat.




TENNESSEE (2)


1. Target: ALL MINORITIES Marsha Blackburn is seen by hate groups as one of their own. Whether she is or isn't is yet to be fully understood. But, worth considering in her senate competition with Phil Bredesen in Tennessee. 2. Target: RACIAL MINORITIES Rick Tyler's "Make America White" campaign slogan is generating much press as he goes up against Danielle Mitchell and the incumbent in Tennessee's District 3.




TEXAS (1)


Target: BLACK LIVES MATTER (BLM), MUSLIMS Competing against Todd Litton for Texas District 2, Daniel Crenshaw has lots of experience targeting minorities from his years as adminstrator for a notoriously bigoted Tea Party Facebook page.




VIRGINIA (1)


Target: "AFRICAN AMERICANS" Corey Stewart defense of racists extends all the way to denying that there are white supremacists, whether that helps him beat incumbant Tim Kaine for his senate seat remains to be seen.




WEST VIRGINIA (1)


Target: BLACK LIVES MATTER (BLM), MUSLIMS Competing against Joe Manchin for West Virginia, Patrick Morrisey has lots of experience targeting minorities from his years as adminstrator for a notoriously bigoted Tea Party Facebook page.




MISSISSIPPI (1)


Target: BLACK PEOPLE Running against Mike Espy, who is black, Chris McDaniel pulls out dogwhistle rhetoric claiming Black people have been beg for "government scraps," ignoring the fact that white people use far more welfare. They are competing with incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith for her Senate seat.




DELAWARE (1)


Target: BLACK PEOPLE, ALL MINORITIES Scott Walker, who embraces his bigotry, has annointed his Delaware House opponent Rep. Lisa Blunt an "Aunt Tom."




CONNECTICUT (1)


Target: BLACK PEOPLE The tabloid Journal Inquirer seems to really be reaching in it's efforts to undermine the Connecticut District 5 campaign of Teacher-of-the-Year Jahana Hayes whose hard scrabble personal narrative only adds to her appeal.




WISCONSIN (1)


Target: BLACK PEOPLE Rebecca Kleefisch's big claim about Wisconsin Lt Governor opponent Mandela Barnes is that, though neither she or anyone else saw such a thing: that he kneeled during a NFL national anthem. It's a dogwhistle only, but, one that points up her disregard not only for the truth, but for the reasons so many find the #TakeAKnee campaign an important way to bring awareness to racial profiling.




KANSAS (1)


Target: NATIVE AMERICANS Now-former GOP official Michael Kalny resigned after making racist comments about Sharice Davids referencing her Native American heritage. Davids is running for Kansas District 3.




NEW MEXICO (1)


Target: NATIVE AMERICANS It's unclear why it would matter, but, Janice Arnold-Jones' accusation that Deb Haaland, who she's running against for New Mexico's District 1, isn't a Native American because she didn't live on a reservation suggests a reductive view of both those who do and those who don't.




OHIO (1)


Target: JEWISH PEOPLE Jim Condit Jr.'s conspiracy theories, anti-semitic views and ads have offended many, but, not enough to get him to quit campaigning against Jill Schiller and incumbent Rep. Brad Westrup for Ohio's District 2.





 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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