Thursday, May 8, 2008

Ryun Endorsed by Group with Ties to the Ku Klux Klan

We posted earlier today former Congressman Jim Ryun has received the endorsement of the legislative arm of the Family Research Council, but it wasn't until this afternoon that we looked into FRC Action closer and found out that the endorsement ties Ryun directly to a man who once paid Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke $82,000 for a mailing list and was then fined for trying to cover it up.

In 1996 Perkins paid former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke $82,500 for his mailing list. At the time, Perkins was the campaign manager for a right-wing Republican candidate for the US Senate in Louisiana. The Federal Election Commission fined the campaign Perkins ran $3,000 for attempting to hide the money paid to Duke.
On top of that, in 2001:
Perkins addressed the Louisiana chapter of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), America's premier white supremacist organization, the successor to the White Citizens Councils, which battled integration in the South.
How Ryun could even fathom accepting an endorsement from any organization with ties to white supremacist is beyond anything we can understand. We demand he publicly reject the endorsement of FRC Action and publicly distant himself and his campaign from any group with ties to the Ku Klux Klan and any other white supremacist organization.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

christ, jim, are you really that stupid?

Anonymous said...

I thought that only Kris Kobach did things this stupid.

Anonymous said...

I'm still voting for him. I'd rather have a bigot than an abortionist like Lynn Jenkins.

Anonymous said...

lol...wow...a bigot rather than an abortionist? what's wrong with republicans?

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with Lynn Jenkins, that's the question! Taking money from pro-choice groups and then trying to tell people she's conservative?

Anonymous said...

What is wrong with Kansas, she is a fiscal conservative and a CPA. That is the type of person that we need in Congress. Pro-Choic or not, Jenkins has more of a brain for the econ the Ryun does

Anonymous said...

kittens, please...ryun and jenkins are both horrible choices, which is why nancy boyda is going to keep her seat in 2008.

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