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David Duke May Run for Congress Against Steve Scalise

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By    |   Thursday, 14 Jul 2016 12:40 PM

David Duke is considering running for Congress against Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives, according to the Daily Beast.

Duke, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and a former Louisiana state representative, said the July 7 deaths of five police officers in a protest ambush in Dallas have pushed him to run.

"I don't take any satisfaction in the fact that I was right, but I have been right," Duke told The Daily Beast. "Unless European Americans stand up, they are going to lose everything they care about in this country."

Duke referred to Scalise, whose district partly covers the New Orleans suburbs, as a "sellout" and had called for him to resign his seat at one time, noted Roll Call.

Scalise in 2014 attempted to distance himself him from a 2002 speaking engagement to Duke's European Unity and Rights Organization in 2002, according to The New York Times.

"I've very seriously set up an exploratory committee to run for the United States Congress against Steve Scalise," Duke told The Daily Beast, noting he had until a July 22 deadline to file. "I expect to make a decision in a few days.

"There are millions of people across the country who would like to have me in the Congress. I'd be the only person in Congress openly defending the rights and the heritage of European Americans. We are on the offensive today. There's no more defenses," Duke said.

Duke has had failed political runs for president of the United States and for U.S. Senate, according to Roll Call. The Daily Beast said Duke, who founded a Ku Klux Klan chapter in 1974, won his only election to the Louisiana state house in 1989, pushing drug testing for welfare recipients.

Duke has endorsed presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election, noted The Daily Beast.

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