Campaign 2010

Feb 26, 2008

Former Ku Klux Klan Leader David Duke Endorses Lou Barletta

When will the NRCC and Lou Barletta repudiate Duke’s endorsement?

Former Ku Klux Klan leader, Holocaust denier and founder of the National Association for the Advancement of White People, David Duke gave his glowing endorsement of Lou Barletta for Congress. Duke, known as the, “highest profile white supremacist of the last two decades” (Anti-Defamation League), said “Getting tough patriots like Lou Barletta elected is absolutely key to staving off four years of sustained attack on our interests.” (

“It’s been two weeks since this endorsement and Lou Barletta has yet to repudiate David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan,” said Jennifer Crider, Communications Director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan's values are out of step with hardworking Pennsylvanians. Will National Republicans continue to enthusiastically support a candidate who refuses to reject anti-American hate mongers like David Duke?”