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Subject: Would you believe that this jerk actually won the DEMOCRATIC primary for U.S. House in 1980 in California's 43rd district?

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Date Posted: Friday, November 13, 10:12:57pm
In reply to: Good riddance to TRASH! 's message, "Tom Metzger, KKK white supremacist trash who spewed hate and fear, dies. at 82. ..." on Friday, November 13, 08:46:20am

He lost by an overwhelming margin, something like 87 percent, in the general election, to incumbent Republican Clair Burgener.

Still, you must wonder how so many voted for him in the primary.

Republicans had a similarly embarrassing candidate that year in Michigan's 15th District, with Gerald Carlson, a Nazi. Carlson lost the general election to incumbent William Ford by about 68 to 32 percent. That district had/has a lot of whites who fled Detroit as the black population increased.

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The 43rd District has certainly gone through a few changes in 40 years. Not being political; just observing who makes-up the current gov't officials. (NT)The 2 senators & 1 Rep. comprise 3 women; one Jewish, 2 of color...and one of those will be our next VP in Jan.Saturday, November 14, 06:04:48pm

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