Patrick Little says he was suspended from Twitter in December for "trying to debate whether the Holocaust happened." When he rejoined under a new handle in March — "CensoredCandid8" — he asserted “no man in history saved more jewish lives than Adolf Hitler.” He said he aspires to form a government “free from Jews.”
Now, according to one poll, he has a shot at making the ballot as the top Republican taking on incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, in the race for U.S. Senator of California in November.
California has an open primary system where the top two vote-getters qualify for the general election in November, regardless of party. With the June 5 primary a little more than a month away, an Eyewitness News/ Southern California News Group poll is putting Little in second place behind Feinstein with 18 percent of the vote. Feinstein is polling at 39 percent.
Trailing Feinstein and Little, according to their findings, are Democrat Kevin de Leon, a California state senator, with 8 percent, and Republican Rocky de la Fuente, a millionaire real estate developer, also with 8 percent of support.
Other polls have arrived at completely different conclusions, including one that showed a close competition between Democrats Feinstein and de Leon. The Eyewitness News poll also excludes Republican centrist James Bradley from the roster of candidates. A recent UC Berkeley IGS poll ranked Bradley third out of the field of candidates, and grouped Little among the other Republican candidates with a net average of eight percent.
While Little has no chance of beating Feinstein, making the ballot would be a blemish for California Republicans and part of a disturbing trend around the country.
LIttle has company in Paul Nehlen, a white supremacist running as a Republican for Speaker Paul Ryan’s congressional seat in Wisconsin; Arthur Jones, a Holocaust denier and former neo-Nazi who is the Republican candidate for an Illinois congressional seat; and Sean Donahue, who is fighting for white rights in his bid for GOP Rep. Lou Barletta’s seat in Pennsylvania.
Judging by Little’s feed on Gab, the Twitter-like platform popular with the alt-right, he’s chuffed to be among the likes of Nehlen and Jones. “I can’t sleep,” Little posted on Gab in the early hours of Monday morning. “I am filled with a sense of awe after speaking to a great hero, Arthur Jones. We spoke for hours today, He has inspired me.” Little has also messaged Gab urging them to revive Nehlen’s account (Nehlen was kicked off Gab in early April for exposing the true identity and contact information of white nationalist troll and fellow Gab user Ricky Vaughn).
Little, who claims he just got out of the U.S. Marine Corps, makes no secret of his virulently anti-Semitic and racist views.
According to his website, Little’s campaign slogan is “Liberate the U.S. from the Jewish Oligarchy."
“While I am looking to represent all U.S. Citizens in California, I am a white advocate,” Little writes. “There is systematic discrimination and incitement against European-descended Americans, and I want to crush manifestations of anti-White racism in U.S. institutions.”
Little similarly doesn't sugarcoat the kinds of supporters he hopes to attract.
He boasted on Twitter about earning the support of former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke. He’s also buddied up to Christopher Cantwell, the white supremacist who was featured in VICE News' documentary on Charlottesville, making several appearances on his podcast.
But Little is upset that there aren’t more big-name Nazis clamoring to endorse him.
“Why am I not getting shout-outs from our big podcasts?” Little demanded in a YouTube video posted April 23 by user “RealTropheyWifey.” “Why am I not getting shout-outs from [neo-Nazi troll Andrew] Anglin? Between TRS [The Right Stuff], IE [Identity Evropa] and Daily Stormer, we could easily turn out 200,000 Californians to vote for me on June 5. What’s going on? Why aren’t you supporting candidates that are naming the Jew, are pro-white, put America first?”
“Why in the world would we give up the soapbox that I would have,” Little continued. “Two hundred thousand votes, that isn’t even much, is all we need to narrow it down between me and the Zionist bitch.” Little was referring to Feinstein, who is Jewish.
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