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Neo-Nazi Arthur Jones wins Republican nomination for Illinois congressional seat

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Neo-Nazi Arthur Jones has won the Republican nomination for
one of Illinois’ congressional seats.


Jones, a Holocaust denier and self-described former leader
of the American Nazi Party, won the nomination by running as the sole candidate
in Tuesday’s GOP primary for the 3rd District outside Chicago.


Jones, 70, will try to unseat the incumbent, Rep. Dan
Lipinski, who narrowly edged challenger Marie Newman in the Democratic primary.


The 51-year-old Lipinski will be a strong favorite to
retain the seat, which he has held since 2005, and which his father previously


The state Republican Party has said it wants nothing to do
with Jones, who became the GOP’s standard-bearer in the district after five
prior failed attempts to win the nomination.


“Even if only myself and
my wife voted for me, I’d win the primary because the Republican Party screwed
up big time,” Jones told The New York Times.


The party, which was not able to find anyone to run against
Jones in the primary, says it will try to get an independent to run in the race.


“Arthur Jones is not a
real Republican, he is a Nazi whose disgusting, bigoted views have no place in
our nation’s discourse,” Illinois GOP Chairman Tim Schneider said in a