Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is planning on keeping a contribution from a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, according to a campaign spokesman.
Don Black, who runs the “Stormfront” website with the motto, “White Pride World Wide,” recently donated $500 to Paul. Black is a South Florida resident, and is married to the ex-wife of former Louisiana legislator David Duke, himself a former Klansman.
“We like his stand on tight borders and opposition to a police state,” Black told the Palm Beach Post.
Black also indicated he supports Paul’s opposition to amnesty for illegal aliens and his strong desire to end the U.S. war in Iraq.
“We know that he’s not a white nationalist. He says he isn’t and we believe him, but on the issues, there’s only one choice,” Black told the Associated Press today.
Paul spokesman Jesse Benton told the Post the Texas congressman’s camp does not monitor donors, nor does it return money to controversial characters.
“If someone of a small-minded ideology sends money, it’s his loss,” Benton said. “First, it’s $500 less for Black to use on whatever it is he does. Then, it’s $500 more for Dr. Paul to use to protect the individual rights of all Americans.”
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