A former Republican congressional staffer is launching an independent write-in campaign in the Chicago-area district where an avowed Nazi will be on the ballot in November representing the party. Lawyer and former congressional aide Justin Hanson, of LaGrange, Ill., said he decided to throw his hat in the ring as a write-in candidate for the 3rd Congressional District after becoming incensed at seeing Holocaust denier Arthur Jones on the ballot.
Hanson faces incumbent Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) who took over representing the district from his father in 2005, and Jones, a Nazi who ran unopposed in the primary when the GOP couldn’t come up with another candidate. Republicans have denounced Jones, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) even urged residents to vote Democrat to avoid showing any kind of support to Jones’ Nazi views.
Lest we forget, Lipinski is the only House Democrat to sponsor the so-called First Amendment Defense Act, which would legalize anti-LGBT discrimination nationwide.
Hanson has raised $8665 on his crowdfunding page.