David Duke Endorses Black Politician
Former Klansman likes Charles Barron's anti-Israel stance
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2012 3:16 AM CDT
Updated Jun 22, 2012 3:25 AM CDT
New York City Council member Charles Barron speaks at a press conference last year.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Looks like former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard and Senate candidate David Duke hates Jews even more than he hates black people. Duke has endorsed radical black city councilman Charles Barron, a fierce critic of Israel who has compared Israelis to Nazis, in New York's 8th District Democratic primary, reports the New York Daily News. Barron's candidacy "has thrown the Zionist-influenced media and the Zio-political establishment in a tizzy," Duke froths in a YouTube video, calling Hakeem Jeffries, Barron's rival for the Democratic nomination, a "bought-and-paid-for Zionist Uncle Tom."

Barron says the Duke endorsement is irrelevant "foolishness" that he doesn't want to discuss. Duke's anti-Semitism may have actually damaged the white supremacist's political career, according to a quote from the manager of his 1990 Senate campaign unearthed by Politico. "The Jews just aren’t a big issue in Louisiana," he said. "We keep telling David, stick to attacking the blacks. There’s no point in going after the Jews, you just piss them off and nobody here cares about them anyway."