White extremist David Duke is running as a Republican for the open U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana.
The former grand wizard of the Klan is hoping that he could win the seat. Many in Louisiana could send Duke to Washington. Duke is the suit and tie agitator of the alt-right. He claims he's a member of a group of people who support the rights of Whites. He believes He says that Donald Trump is speaking their language.
His appearance at Dillard University caused a great deal of controversy.
|Duke's bid for the senate is controversial.|
There was a debate held there and there's a handful of candidates running for the spot.
Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA), Rep. John Fleming (R-LA), Republican state treasurer John Kennedy and Duke are competing for the Republican spot. They along with the Democratic candidates are on the a jumble ballot.
In Louisiana, if one makes it to 50.9%, then one wins. If the candidates fail at making it to the magic number, then the top two will face off in a runoff election in December.
Duke is respectively at 5% in state polls. His impact could affect the race. Republicans fear if Duke does pull off a win, it's could be disastrous. Duke won a spot as a state representative in Louisiana as a Democrat in the late 1980s. He ran for president twice. He also tried to run for governor twice.
Duke is considered a "scholar" among many White extremists. He also considered a snitch and "sellout" among the old guard. Many believe that Duke is using this as an attempt to mainstream the alt-right.
Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is formally resigning from the Senate after being handed an embarrassing defeat in the governor's race.
Vitter who faced a sex scandal fades into the dark. He leaves behind a seat Republicans desperately need in order to keep the control of a pending Hillary Clinton presidency.