White supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke will actually be able to participate in a televised debate on November 2nd as he runs for Louisiana’s U.S. Senate seat.
Important News! I qualified for the U.S. Senate most important debate in Louisiana on Nov 2. I can't wait to tell truth nobody else dares!
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) October 21, 2016
Duke was able to garner the minimum 5% support needed to secure a spot in the November 2nd televised debate — ironically taking place at Dillard University in New Orleans, a historically black university. He will appear alongside Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy, Democrat Foster Campbell, and three others.
David Duke is an unapologetic white supremacist and former KKK grand wizard. He founded the white supremacist/nationalist organization “National Association for the Advancement of White People.” Duke has served as a state representative before and later tried his changes at other political offices, but failed.
As it stands, Duke’s current platform is based off on halting immigration into the country. Undoubtedly, Duke is able to ride the coattails of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s anti-immigration platform, regardless of however small Duke’s support may be. The former KKK grand wizard is a Trump supporter and has publicly claimed that he will be Trump’s “biggest supporter in the Senate” and will “certainly push very hard to continue to enforce the border.”
“Duke, a white supremacist, announced he was running late this summer, saying GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump had inspired him and drawn more followers to his cause. Other Republicans in the state have disavowed him and the Republican National Committee and Louisiana GOP explored booting him out of the party.”
As Politico reports, Duke has actually not done much campaigning at all — let alone fundraising. Those two facts, coupled with his low numbers, haven’t discouraged Duke from purporting that he has any chance of winning.