Steve Scalise had no need for the white nationalist vote or David Duke in 2002

December 30, 2014 5:27 PM

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The kerfuffle over House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's (R-La.) 2002 appearance at a conference organized by white nationalists hinges on his awareness of the group's motivations and, as importantly, his relationship with David Duke, the group's staunchly white creator.

At the white-nationalist Web site Stormfront, the site's ironically-named proprietor Don Black offers that Scalise, like other Louisiana politicians, "naturally wanted the Duke vote." That is, the votes of people that backed Duke during his various bids for elected office. Why else would Scalise app...

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