Corey Stewart, Who Said a White Nationalist Was His Personal Hero, Wins VA GOP Senate Primary

Controversial candidate Corey Stewart won the Virginia GOP Senate primary on Tuesday night. The chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, who lost the state’s gubernatorial primary last year by a hair, was projected to win by the Associated Press after long leading the race. He’s also going to be a Roy Mooresque headache for Republicans. But not because of questionable time spent at the Gadsden Mall, but thanks to his ties to racists and anti-semites. Mediaite reported earlier this month that Stewart called white nationalist Paul Nehlen “one of my personal heroes” in a video that’s still up on YouTube. Nehlen, a “pro-White” candidate who keeps challenging Paul Ryan in the Wisconsin House primaries and losing, was recently banned from Twitter for racism. His anti-Semitism is also a thing. Stewart himself also spoke at a right-wing rally in Charlottesville, North Carolina (before the infamous alt-right one that in a murder) alongside white supremacist Jason Kessler (who went on to organize the subsequent deadly rally). The Virginia GOP Senate primary winner’s campaign itself is also troubling. It named a campaign staffer who self-identified as a neo-Nazi on Facebook as its “Volunteer of the Week.” Stewart was forced to disavow Nehlen last week after reports of his comments. He did not disavow the apparent neo-Nazi on his campaign. Stewart will now go on to face Democratic incumbent Tim Kaine in a general election set for November 6, 2018. That means an entire summer of this guy talking publicly. Brace yourselves. [image via screengrab] — Follow Aidan McLaughlin (@aidnmclaughlin) on Twitter

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